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Minutes of the University of Georgia Board of Trustees,
1920-1932

 

 

 

 

(Page 190)

Athens, Ga. June 10, 1920

 

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia of Georgia met this afternoon at four o’clock in annual session, being called to order by the chairman, Hon. Henry D. McDaniel.

            The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

 

Roll Call:

            The roll was called and the following members noted as being present: Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, McWhorter, Bower, Hays, Goetchius, Cleveland, Brown, Cobb, Bennett, Meldrim, Callaway, Conner, McCants, Russell, Harris, Rowe and Hodgson.

 

Excuses:

            Excuses were rendered for Messrs. Simmons, Howell, Miller, Peabody and Hughes and the exercises were accepted by the Board.

 

Invitations:

            President Soule, of the State College of Agriculture, invited the Board to attend the reception to the Ga. Banker’s Association at half past six o’clock, the dedication of the Woman’s Building tomorrow afternoon and the banquet to be tendered by the young ladies of the Home Economics class of the State College of Agriculture.  All three invitations were accepted by the Board with thanks.

 

Chair of Art:

            On motion of Judge Cobb, Mrs. R. C. Orr was allowed to present a matter to the Board.  Mrs. Orr made the suggestion that a chair of art be established at the University and spoke briefly in favor of that proposition.  This matter was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Board Minutes:

            The minutes of the meetings of the Board since the last annual meeting were read and approved.

 

Minutes of the Prudential Committee:

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee were read, and after several motions had been made as to their disposition they were referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline on motion of Mr. Callaway.

 

Audit of Books of Treasurer:

            The treasurer stated to the Board that the State audition had been unable an account of illness to audit the books of the treasurer.  The suggestion was made that this could be done not later than July 1st, as at that time the audit of the Smith-Lever accounts must be made under the federal requirements.  The entire matter of the auditing of the books the treasurer was left to the committee on auditing.

 

Chancellor’s Reports:

            Chancellor Barrow read his report to the Board and it was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the hours of meeting were fixed as follows: 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. + 4 p. m. to 6:30 p. m.

 

Lithia Springs College:

            The request of the advocates of a branch college at Lithia Spring that they be given a hearing tomorrow was granted immediately after the reading of the minutes was fixed as the time for the hearing.

            The chairman announced the following committees,

 

(Page 191) Committees:

Prudential – McWhorter, Hodgson, Rowe and Cobb.

Finance – Simmons, Rowe, Bower, Has and Cobb.

Honorary Degrees – Adams, Conner, and the Chancellor.        

Brown Fund – Brown, Bennett, Thompson, Cleveland, McWhorter.

Property – Gober, Russell, Hodgson, Cleveland, Phinizy.

Insurance – Russell, McDaniel, Cobb.

Library – Cleveland, Hodgson, McCants, Thompson, Miller, Brittain.

Law Library – Gober, Harris, Miller.

Invitations – McCants, Bower, Howell, Russell, Phinizy.

Auditing – Thomas, Thompson, Hays.

Laws + Discipline – Bennett, Adams , Meldrim, Goetchius, Bower, Brittain, Brown, McWhorter, Hughes, Russell + Phinizy.

Branch Colleges – Thomas, Harris, Miller, Russell, McCants, Callaway.

Legislature – (to be named later during the session by the Chairman).

            Messrs. Cobb and Rowe made the following nominations for honorary degrees:

 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees:

            For the degree of L. L. D. Harry Woodhum Chase, President of the University of North Carolina.

            For the degree of L. L. D., - Bishop W. N. Ainsworth.

These nominations were referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

To Hear From Agr. College Committee:

            On motion of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture tomorrow morning immediately after hearing from the Lithia Springs Committee.

 

Endowment Movement:

            Mr. Hodgson presented a communication in regard to the movement to secure an endowment of one million dollars, and it was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Report of School of Technology:

            Gen. Harris reported for the Georgia School of Technology and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

G. N. + I. Report:

            Judge Russell asked to be allowed to present the report of the Ga. Normal and Industrial College Saturday morning.  The request was granted.

 

Ga. Medical Coll. Report:

            Judge Callaway reported for the Ga. Medical College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

N. Ga. Agr. College Report:

            Mr. McCants reported for the North Ga. Agriculture College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.

 

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 11, 1920

 

            The Board met that morning at ten o’clock, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Bower, Hays, Goetchius, Cleveland, Brown, Cobb, Bennett, Hughes, Meldrim, Callaway, Russell, Thomas, Harris, Rowe and Hodgson.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read and approved.

 

Lithia Strings:

            Senate J. T. Duncan addressed the Board on the subject of establishing a branch college at Lithia Springs.  Mr. Huffhines also spoke favor of that propositions.  The matter was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Bowdon College:

            Chancellor Barrow made a statement to the Board concerning correspondence he had had with the head of the School at Bowdon that had been made a branch of the Un.

 

Dr. L. G. Hardman:

            Dr. L. G. Hardman, chairman of the executive of the Board of Trustees of the Ga. State College of Agriculture, made a few remarks to the Board, presenting several matters that had been referred to the General Board by the Agricultural College board.  These matters were referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Budget Committee:

            Mr. Bower moved the appointment of the budget committee to which will be referred the requests of the University and its branches for legislative aid.  The motion was carried and the committee will be announced by the chair later.

 

Legislative Approp.:

            Mr. Gober introduced a resolution asking the legislature to appropriate the sum of one hundred thousand dollars for the erection of a dormitory for women on the campus of the University.  It was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Ga. Indust. College Report:

            Mr. Meldrim reported for the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youth and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Lithia Springs:

            Mr. Gober introduced a resolution enduring the establishment of a branch college at Lithia Springs if the legislature saw fit to do so.  This resolution was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline,

 

Columbus Savings Bank Stock:

            Mr. Goetchius made a statement concerning some stock held by the University in the Columbus Saving Bank, it being among other securities coming to the University from the Denmark estate: He said the bank had recently increased its Capitol stock and decided to allot it to the present stockholders.  The legal questions involved was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee and the financial questions to the Finance Committee.

 

(Page 193) Report Com. of Agriculture:

            Mr. Conner reported for the State College of Agriculture + the report was ordered filed.

            At the afternoon session of the Board it was decided to receive the report of the Board of Visitors at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning.

 

Special Order to Hear from Faculty:

            The hour of ten o’clock tomorrow morning was set for the time of meeting until the heads of the departments of the University Faculty.  A motion was passed that Dr. Soule, as president of the WM College, be included in the list of those invited to meet with the Trustees at that time.

 

Resolution to Hear From Heads of Depts. Repealed:

            On motion of Mr. Conner, the resolution inviting the heads of department to meet with the trustees annually was repealed, the repeal to be effective after this session of the Board.

            The committee on finance reported as follows:

 

Georgian Fee:

            “We recommend that a fee of one dollar be collected from each student on registering, the money to go to the support of the Georgian, the University magazine, and each student thus paying this fee shall be entitled to one year’s subscription to the Georgian.”

            This report of the finance committee was adopted.

 

Finance Report Adopted:

            The finance committee submitted the budget of expenditures as recommended by the Chancellor and Prudential Committee – and recovered its passage by this Board.  This was done (See Book of Reports Page…).

 

Excuses:

            Mr. Hughes was excuse after today’s session.

            Mr. Hays was also excused after today’s session.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.

           

Athens, Ga. June 12, 1920

 

The Board met this morning, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Bower, Goetchius, Cleveland, Brown, Cobb, Bennett, Meldrim, Callaway, Thomas, Harris, Russell, Conner, Rowe, and Hodgson. 

 

Dr. Lovvorn New Trustee:

            Dr. J. L. Lovvorn, president of the Board of Trustees of the Bowdon College, was introduced as a new ex-officio member of the Board.

 

Ramirez Claim:

            Chancellor Barrow called attention to the claim of Associate Prof. Ramirez for extra compensation of $300 for teaching a course in Spanish-American affairs for the School of Commerce.  The matter was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read and approved.

 

(Page 194) Admission of Women:

            Mr. Cobb introduced a resolution to admit women to all departments of the University on the campus in Athens, and it was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Loan Fund for Girls:

            Mr. Rowe introduced a resolution to establish a loan fund for girls with the money coming to the University from the Denmark estate.  This resolution was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            Chancellor Barrow spoke of the need for repairs on a number of the residences on the campus so that they could be made into homes for professors.  This question was referred to the committee on property.

            Mr. Gober introduced the following resolution which was passed:

 

Protecting Trees:

            “Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds to see to it that the trees upon the campus shall not be injured or mutilated by putting upon them advertising matter or posters, and no admitting matter of any kind except matters of the University shall be posted at any place upon the campus.”

 

Board of Visitors Report:

            The Board of Visitors made their report and it was ordered filed.

            The Board then took recess for five minutes to enable the members to meet the Board of Visitors.

 

Heads of Depts. Appear:

            The heads of departments of the Faculty appeared under the invitation of the Board to present their news as to the needs of the several departments.  The Board was adjourned by Dr. White, Dr. Woofter, Prof. Edwards, Dr. McPherson and Chancellor Barrow.

 

L + D. Report:

            The report of the Committee on Laws + Discipline was presented by Mr. Bennett and was adopted with the exceptions of Sections 2, 9, and 10 that went over for further discussion.  It was as follows:

 

            (Typed) We recommend approval of the Minutes of the Prudential Committee, with the following exceptions:

 

Addition Work By Professors: ADOPTED

  1. On the question of professors’ doing extra work, we recommend as follows:  That no Professor or Instructor of the University of Georgia shall accept additional or supplementary work as teacher unless the proposed arrangement has first been presented to the Chancellor and Prudential Committee and received their approval.

 

Military Fee: FOR ACTION SEE LATER REPORT

  1. We recommend that all the students in the Military Department of the University be charged a contingent fee of $10.00: this fee to be distributed according to the line of military service work in which the student engages, and to be used for the proper and necessary expense of the maintenance and upkeep of the division concerned.

 

Hargis Request: ADOPTED

  1. The request of H. W. Hargis, asking approval of the placing of advertisements on the library slips sent out with books: it is recommended that this request be not granted.

 

Brown Fund at Dahlonega: ADOPTED

  1. The request of the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the North Georgia Agricultural College that the amount appropriated for the Brown Fund beneficiaries at that institution be paid at one time instead of in monthly installments: it is recommended that this request be not granted.

 

(Page 195 Typed) Politician Criticism Prohibited: ADOPTED

  1. With regard to the resolution adopted by the Prudential Committee on January 30th, we desire to call attention to the existing rule of the Trustees of the University concerning the discussion of existing political issues by outside persons and especially our insistence that there be no political criticism at the University of our government.

 

Prof. Krafka + Inghram: ADOPTED

  1. The recommendation of the Prudential Committee with reference to Associate Professor Joseph Krafka and Adjunct Professor H. A. Inghram:  It is recommended that the recommendation of the Prudential Committee be approved.

 

Romance Languages: ADOPTED

  1. In lieu of the recommendation of the Prudential Committee with reference to the services of T. P. Atkinson, as Associate Professor of French: it appearing that the services of T. P. Atkinson cannot be secured, it is recommended that E. Miraglia be appointed Tutor in Romance Languages, at a salary of $900.00 per annum, he to give the greater part of his time to the teaching of French and Spanish: and that Mr. J. P. Carson, and Mr. W. H. Stephens be appointed Student to give one hour daily to the teaching of French.

 

Armory: ADOPTED

  1. With reference to the request that an armory building be provided on the campus, we respectfully refer the same back to the Board without recommendation.

 

Titles of Law Professors: ADOPTED

  1. With the reference to the reference made to the Board that the titles of Adjunct Professors Upson and Cornett be changed to Professor, their salaries remaining each at $2,00.00 a year, we recommend that same be adopted.

 

Matriculation Fee: FOR ACTION SEE LATER REPORT

  1. The Prudential Committee fixed the matriculation fee at $15.00, effective at the beginning of the next session.  We do not approve of this action of the Prudential Committee, and refer same back to the Board without recommendation.  We state that the catalogue has already been printed, and in the catalogue it is stated that the fee for next year will be $10.00.

 

            On the question of establishment of a Chair of Art we beg to report as follows:

 

Chair of Art: ADOTPED

            That on account of the condition of our treasury and for the lack of means we feel that it is impossible to establish such Chair at this time, if it were possible, yet we recommend that such chair be not established at this time.

 

            On the question of the proposal to locate a branch college at Lithia Springs, we recommend the adoption of the following resolution:

 

Lithia Springs Institute: ADOPTED

            That the proposition submitted by Senator Duncan for the establishment of the Northwest Georgia Normal and Industrial College, at Lithia Springs, as a Branch College of the University, as a Junior College for the education of women, be approved, subject to the action of the General Assembly.

 

Agricultural College Requests:  ADOPTED EXCEPT $10 MILITARY FEE

            We recommend the approval of all the requests made by the Georgia State College of Agriculture, with the exception of request 6, which has reference to the establishment of a Legislative Committee from the Board of that College.  We recommend that this request be not granted.

 

            We recommend adoption of the following resolution, offered by Judge Gober:

 

Girls Dormitory: ADOPTED

            Whereas: this Board has admitted women to the University, and it has no provision for dormitory space for taking care of them upon the campus:

            Resolved: that there be included in the budget for this year the sum of One hundred thousand dollars for the erection and equipment of a dormitory upon the campus exclusively for women students.

            Resolved, further: that such dormitory be erected upon the campus at such place as may be determined upon by the Chairman of the Board, the Chancellor, the Prudential Committee, and the Building Committee for this building, when the same is appointed.

            Resolved, further: that in consideration of the long, faithful and patriotic services of the Chairman of this Board in they many positions in which he has served the people of this state, and as a memorial to him, said building, when erected, shall be named and properly inscribed as “McDaniel Hall.”

 

Bank Stock: ADOPTED

            With reference to the bank stock: it not appearing to be to the interest of the University to sell this stock at this time, we recommend that the offer of sale, be declined.

 

Endowment Fund: ADOPTED

            With the reference to the efforts on the part of the alumni to raise a million dollar endowment fund for the University of Georgia, we recommend that this Board give to such effort its hearty approval: and that this approval be not merely formal, but that each and every member of the Board give to this effort his personal work and influence to bring about this glorious result. (Typed Ended)

           

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Loan Fund for Girls:

            The Laws + Discipline Committee reported favorably on the resolution of Mr. Rowe to establish a loan fund for girls with the money coming from the Denmark estates.  Mr. Callaway spoke against the favorable report.  It was agreed that the consideration of this matter go over until the arrival of Judge Adams.

 

Honorary Degrees:

            Mr. Conner reported for the committee on Honorary Degrees.  The rules were suspended and the following degrees ordered conferred.

 

W. H. Fish L. L. D.:

            The degree of L. L. D. on Judge W. H. Fish.

 

J. R. Fain Sc. D., M. P. Jarnagin Sc. D., T. P. Branch Sc. D.:

            The degree of Sc. D. on Prof. John R. Fain and Prof. Milton P. Jarnagin, of the State College of Agriculture + Prof. Thomas P. Branch, of the Ga. School of Technology. 

           

Martha Berry Pedag:

            The degree of Doctor of Pedagogy on Mrs. Martha Berry.

 

Matriculation Fee:

            Mr. Bennett moved that in lieu of the advise report of Section 10 of the Laws + Discipline Committee report, that the Board approve the action of the Prudential Committee in raising the matriculation fee to $15.  After some discussion the rate was taken and Mr. Bennett’s motion was lost by a vote of 7 to 8.

            Adjournment was taken until afternoon.

            On re-convening, Section 9 of the Laws + Discipline Committee was adopted.

 

Rent of House on Campus:

            The position taken by the Prudential Committee as to rent for houses on the campus was approved.

 

(Page 197) Okefenokee Swamp:

            The suggestion in the report of the Chancellor as to the Okefenokee Swamp was approved.  It was follows:

 

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State Income for Education:

            The Laws + Discipline Committee reported without recommendation the suggestion of the Chancellor that the legislature be asked to set aside a certain percentage of the state’s income for higher education.

            After considerable discussion it was decided that the Board approves the suggestion and leaves to the legislative committee and the Chancellor the settling of the amount to be asked for and the time at which then request is to be made.

            Mr. Brittain was excused for the remainder of the session.

            On motion of Judge Russell, Mr. Brittain was thanked for his presence with the Board and the interest shown in the affairs of the University.

 

Boys Dormitory:

            Mr. Gober introduced a resolution directing that the legislature be asked for the one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for a boy’s dormitory on the campus at Athens.  This resolution was adopted.

            Mr. Cobb moved that his action be recommended.  The motion to reconsider was adopted and then Mr. Cobb moved that the resolution be referred to the budget committee.  Carried.

 

Budget Committee:

            Chairman McDaniel named the budget committee as follows:  Bower, Gober, Harris, Russell and Rowe.

            Mr. Russell moved that there be included in the budget the sum of $20000 maintenance for Bowdon College and $50000 for buildups for that institution.  Carried.

            Judge Cobb moved that all application for appropriations for the University and its branches already filed and those get to be filed, be referred to the budget committee.  Carried.

            Dr. Lovvorn was excused for the remainder of the session.

            The Board then adjourned until Monday morning at then o’clock.

            (Page 198) The request of the Board of Trustees of the Ga. State College of Agriculture to which reference was made in Laws + Discipline Committee report, (See page 195), were as follows:

             

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            The Committee appointed to convey the request of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia State College of Agriculture to the General Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia was as follows: Dr. L. G. Hardman, Col. J. E. Hays and Judge J. W. Bennett.  This Committee was requested to ask for the endorsement, cooperation and assistance of the General Board in carrying into effect the program outlined below:

 

M. L. Fee: NOT GRANTED

            First, that a contingent fee of $10.00 b charged all students in the military department.  This fund to be distributed according to the line of military service work in which the student engages and to be used for the purpose of defraying the necessary expense of maintenance and upkeep of the division concerned.

 

Use of Convicts: APPROVED

            Second, the retention of at least 25 convicts to work on the grounds of the University and the College according to the agreement now in effect with Clarke county.  We understand there is a proposal to take these convicts away almost immediately.  There is so much improvement work still remaining to be done on the grounds of the College in particular that their removal at this time would be little short of a calamity.

 

Canning Club Fund: APPROVED

            Third, we desire to report the receipt and acceptance of a fund of $698.32 for the purpose of establishing a Canning Club Loan Fund.  It is to be handled as a revolving fund on the basis of the Brown fund and will be available only to canning club girls who can pass the entrance requirements.

 

State Board of Forestry:

            Fourth, we ask your support and endorsement of a bill we have had prepared for the purpose of establishing a State Board of Forestry.  The economic situation with regard to lumber is such as to lead us to be- (Page 199 Typed) lieve that the action on our part is both wise and essential.

 

Golf Links: APPROVED

            Fifth, Our Trustees have advised and recommended the desirability of establishing a golf links and suitable tennis grounds so as to provide the necessary recreation for the student body and faculty as well.

 

Legislative Committee: NOT APPROVED

            Sixth.  Our Board have appointed the following legislative Committee to act jointly with the General Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia: Col. J. E. Hays, Dr. L. G. Hardman, Col. Geo. Gilmore, Hon. A. S. Chamblee, and Major J. J. Conner.  We have directed them to present for your consideration the following requests for increases in appropriations:

 

Maintenance Fund: APPROVED

            a. An increase in the maintenance fund form $90,000.00 to $125,000.00.  This is made necessary by the loss of some twenty-six professors and instructors during the past year and because of the necessity for raising salaries so as to retain the services of many experienced and capable individuals in our employ.

 

Anim. Husb. Bldg: APPROVED

            b. An appropriation of $100,000.00 with which to complete the Animal Husbandry Building.  Our engineers believe that it will take this sum, although we could have completed it at one time for $50,000.00.  The rapid rise in labor and material accounts for the increased amount asked.

 

Fire Projection: APPROVED

            c. An appropriation of $25,000.00 with which to put in the proper fire protection system, as suggested by Capt. W. R. Joyner, Fire Marshall of Georgia.  This matter has already been taken up with the Governor and with Chancellor Barrow who advise that a request of this kind be made of the General Assembly this summer.

 

Negro Property: APPROVED

            d. An appropriation of a sufficient amount of money to purchase the negro property abutting on our grounds and contiguous to the new Woman’s Building.  We consider this essential to the protection of our property and the safeguarding of the young women in our charge. (Typed Ended)

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 14, 1920

 

            The Board met this morning, present, Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Bower, Goetchius, Cleveland, Brown, Cobb, Phinizy, Bennett, Meldrim, Miller, McCants, Thomas, Harris, Conner, Rowe + Hodgson.

            The minutes were read and with a corrections as to one item were approved.

 

Rev. A. G. Richards D. D.:

            The committee on honorary degree recommended that the degree of Doctor of Divinity be conferred on Rev. A. G. Richards.  The report of the committee was adopted a letter from Judge Adams was read announcing that he could not be present at the Board meeting this year.  He was excused from attendance and regret expressed that he could not be present.

            Judge Russell was granted leave of absence for one day.

            Mr. Cleveland was granted leave of absence after today.

            Mr. Gober introduced the following resolution which was passed:

 

Repairing of Cottages on Campus:

            “Whereas by voluntary contributions of the friends of the University, a large addition has been heretofore added to the grounds of the University, thereby adding the same to the property of the state, and upon there grounds there are twenty-eight dwelling houses now out of repair, and these houses, if repaired, would add to the income of the University and they could also be used for dormitory purposes by the student, and this Board has no funds to repair these houses, now therefore

            “Be it resolved that there be incorporated in the budget the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for the purposes of repairing said houses, equipment and generally needed repairs.”

 

Hon. Degrees:

            Prof. J. Lustrat was nominated for the degree of Doctor of Letters and the nomination went over for one year under the rules.

            Leave was granted for the conferring of degrees in absentia upon Messrs. G. A. Howald, T. L. Everett, J. E. Crillis and E. V. Whelchel.

 

Undergraduate Degrees:

            The application of Miss Eldona Oliver and Mr. P. A. Hodgson for degrees when they have completed their courses of study during the summer were referred to the Chancellor with power to act.

 

Hon. Degrees:

            Prof. G. W. Camp was nominated for the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy and the nomination under the rules goes over for one year.

            A resolution of Mr. Harris that the com on honorary (Page 201) degree be increased to five members was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Mil. Fee:

            A resolution by Mr. Cleveland as to the ten dollar military fee was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee and the whole matter as to that fee was re-committed to that committee.

 

Matric. Fee:

            Judge Cobb moved that the matriculation fee be placed at $16 – and the motion to refer this to the Laws + Discipline Committee was carried.

            The disposition of the fund arising from the Denmark estate was then taken up.

 

Disposition of Denmark Mem. Fund:

            Mr. Bennett moved to disagree to the report of the Laws + Discipline Committee recommending that it be used to establish a loan fund for girls.  This motion was carried.

            Mr. Miller moved to postpone the whole matter for one year.  This motion was lost by a vote of 7 to 9.

            Mr. Rowe moved as a substitute that a girls loan fund be established with this money.  This motion was lost by a vote of 5 to 9.

            The following motion by Mr. Bennett was passed:

            “Resolved, that the funds arising under the will of the late Brantley A. Denmark shall be held by the Trustees of the University of Georgia as a memorial to the late Brantley A. Denmark and to his son, the late Thomas Norwood Denmark, + to be known as the Brantley A. Denmark and Thomas Norwood Denmark Memorial Fund,

            “Second, that the said funds shall be used by the Trustees of the University of Georgia in such manner and for such purposes for the benefit of said University as the said Trustees may deem best

            “Third, that the Trustees of said University direct that the income only of said funds be used, and it is best for the University to use said income at this time for the maintenance of said University.”

            On motion of Mr. Cobb, the Chancellor and Prudential Committee were authorized to sell the securities of this fund and re-invest if such can be done.

 

Library Report:

            Mr. Cleveland reported for the Library Committee and the report was adopted [See Book of Reports: Page ---]

 

Report State Nor. School:

            Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

(Page 202) Insurance:

            The matter of more insurance for the buildings on the campus was referred to the finance committee.

            The Finance Committee reported recommending that there be put in the budget a request for a legislative appropriation of $2000 for premium on additional insurance for three years and $2500 for current insurance for three years.  This was referred to the budget committee.

 

Henry Warren Brown Memorial Fund:

            At the afternoon session there was read to the Board a communication from Mr. + Mrs. Edward J. Brown, E. M. Brown + Miss Marjorie Brown, offering to donate to the University $600 per year for twenty years for the establishment of the Henry Warren Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund.  This communication was presented by Mayor Clark Howell, Jr., Professors White Bocock and Hooper.  On motion of Mr. Meldrim the following resolution was adopted by a rising vote:

            (Typed) The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia has received with extreme interest the communication of Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Brow, Mr. Edward Mitchell Brown and Miss Marjorie Brown tendering to the University the sum of $600 annually for a period of 20 years, for the establishment in the university of a student Scholarship Fund, to bear the name and to be a memorial of their son and brother HENRY WARREN BROWN, a graduate of the University in the class of 1916, who gave his life in the service of his country as Captain of Infantry in the 82nd Division of the American Expeditionary Forces in the Great War.

            The Board appreciates most deeply the admirable sentiment associated with this liberal donation, whereby the example of lofty character and inspiration to high endeavor of a worthy and beloved alumnus of the university shall be perpetuated through succeeding generations of her sons, and herby expresses to the donors its profound sympathy with their purposes and its grateful acceptance of the trust.

            The Board will take order that the trust shall be administered in accordance with the suggested wishes of the donors and, to that end, hereby commits to its committee on the Charles MacDonald Brown Scholarship Fund the arrangement of details of administration of the Henry Warren Fund the arrangement of details of administration of the Henry Warren Brown Scholarship Fund, to be reported back to the Board for approval and communication to the donors of the Fund. (Typed Ended)

            The original letter was ordered spread on the minutes.  It is as follows:

 

            Henry Warren Brown was born in Athens on the 18th of January 1895.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with the class of 1916, entered the Architecture School of Columbus University in September of the same year.  Applied for admission to the First Officers’ Training Camp at Ft. McPherson on May 1917.  Received his captain’s commission there, spent the winter of 1917-18 at Camp Gordon; sailed for France with the 326th Infantry in April 1918.  Returned to America January 9, 1919; received his honorable discharge, as Captain 326th Infantry; January 13, 1919, and died Feb. 19, 1919, aged twenty-four years and one month.

            Though his family residence was in Atlanta after (Page 203) the year 1900, many of his happiest years were spent in Athens, and his body rests in Oconee County.

            Mr. + Mrs. Edward Brown, father and mother of Henry Warren Brown, and his brother and sister, Edward Mitchell Brown and Marjorie Brown, desire to establish in the charge of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, a small scholarship fund to perpetuate the name of Henry Warren Brown, in the college he loved so well.

 

Henry Warren Brown Memorial Fund:

            It is their desire that so far as a very small endowment can be administered like a very large one, the Henry Warren Brown Memorial Fund shall be modeled upon the plan mapped out for the Charles McDonald Brown Fund, given by Governor Joseph E. Brown to the University in             .   A check for six hundred dollars accompanies this letter, and represents the first of a series of twenty annual payments, to which the father and mother, sister and brother of Henry Warren Brown pledge themselves, covering the years from 1920-1949 inclusive.

            The only change they suggest, from the methods of the Charles McDonald Brown Memorial Fund is that in new of the present high prices of necessities of life the maximum sum to be lent to any one student be placed at three hundred dollars instead of two hundred dollars.  But this detail they leave entirely at the due action of the Board of Trustees, by whom they beg that this Henry Warren Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund be accepted and administered.

                                                                                    (Signed) Edward J. Brown

                                                                                                   Edward Mitchell Brown

                                                                                                   Mary Mitchell Brown

                                                                                                   Marjorie Brown

 

Property Com. Report:

            The report of the Property Committee was read and on motion, adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…].

            Mr. Bennett reported for the Laws + Discipline Committee as follows and the report was adopted:

            “As a substitute for Item 2 of the report heretofore made by your committee and for all resolutions introduced on that subject, the committee recommends the adoption of the following resolution:

 

Mil. Deposit Fee:

            “That each student registering in the Military Department is required to deposit $10 with the Registrar.  Upon leaving the University this deposit shall be returned to the student after the deducting therefore the cost of any clothing or (Page 204) equipment lost.

 

Hon. Degree Committee:

            “We recommend at the author’s request he be permitted to withdraw the resolution increasing the number of the members of the Committee on Honorary Degrees from three to five.

 

Matriculate Fee:

            “With reference to the motion of Judge Cobb to make the matriculation $16 instead of $10, your committee reports adversely on said recommendation and recommends that the matriculation fee of students of the University of Georgia remain $10.

 

Sale of Securities:

            “With reference to the resolution introduced by Judge Cobb which requested the Board to authorize the Chairman and the RC to sell such securities owned by the University, as the Board may direct, we recommend that this matter be referred to the Legislative Committee, and that they are directed to obtain authority from the legislature authorizing the Trustees to sell such securities.”

 

Denmark Hall Case:

            It was ordered that the agreement made by the late Mrs. Annie Denmark be copied with the papers and also that reference be had to the Supreme Court discussion in this case.

            The Supreme Court discussion in the Denmark will case is to be found in 141 at Ga. Reports, page 381.

            The agreement entered into by Mrs. Denmark was as follows

 

(Typed) STATE OF GEORGIA,

COUNTY OF CHATHAM.

 

            THIS INDENTURE made and entered into this 29th day of December, A. D. 1914, between ANNIE R. S. DENMARK, as party of the first party, and GORDON L. GROOVER, as party of the second part, both being of said County and State.

 

WITNESSETH:

            That said Annie R. S. Denmark, for and in consideration of the settlement of the litigation between herself and the Trustees of the University of Georgia, and of the natural love and affection which she has for her son, Thomas Norwood Denmark, and her husband, Brantley A. Denmark, both late of Chatham County, Georgia, deceased, as well as in consideration of the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) to her in hand paid by the said Gordon L. Groover, party of the second part, at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, has given, granted, setover, transferred and conveyed unto the said Gordon L. Groover, the said party of the second part, and his successors in the trust, the following described property in, upon and for the following uses and trusts, and none other, to-wit:- (Page 205 Typed) Forty shares capital stock Merchants Bank of Valdosta.  Seventy-two shares capital stock Chattahoochee & Gulf Recommend.  Twenty shares capital stock First National Bank, Albany.  Fifty-seven shares capital stock Columbus Savings Bank, One Hundred shares Southwestern Railroad stock.

 

            TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the above described property in trust nevertheless, paying the net income there from unto the said Annie R. S. Denmark for and during the term of her natural life, and from and after her death to transfer and convey the said property to the Trustees of the University of Georgia to be used in such manner and for such purpose for the benefit of the said University as the said Trustees may deem best as a memorial of her said son, Thomas Norwood Denmark, and of her said husband, Brantley A. Denmark; with full right in the said Gordon L. Groover, and his successors in the trust, to sell, transfer and convey the whole or any part of said property at public or private sale, without the order of any court, but only upon the written consent of the said Annie R. S. Denmark, re-investing the proceeds of the whole or any part of said property in such property as to him or them may seem best, subject to the approval in writing of the said Annie R. S. Denmark.

            The right is hereby expressly reserved in the said Annie R. S. Denmark, to appoint a successor to the said Gordon L. Groover as Trustee hereunder should he die or resign at any time during the life of the said Annie R. S. Denmark.

            IN WITNESS WHEREOF the said Annie R. S. Denmark has here unto set her hand and seal the day and year first above written.

 

                                                                                    (Signed) Annie S. Denmark.

SIGNED, SEALED AND

DELIVERED IN PRESENCE OF:

 

H. R. Howard

 

John Herman Lubs,

Notary Public, Chatham Co., Ga.

 

 

(COPY) (Typed Ended)

 

School of Commerce:

            On motion, a communication was read from Hon. Thomas J. Shackelford with reference to the fostering of our School of Commerce, and he was, on motion, heard by the Board.  The communication was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Hon. Degrees:

            Judge Andrew J. Cobb was nominated for the degree of L. L. D. by Messrs. Harris and Cleveland and under the rules the nomination goes over for one year.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 15, 1920

 

            The Board met this morning, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Bower, Brown, Cobb, Phinizy, Bennett, Meldrim, McCants, Harris, Russell, Conner, Rowe + Hodgson.

 

Hon. Degrees:

            The nomination was made of Hon. Martin V. Calvin for the degree of Dr. of Science and the nomination and the rules goes over for one year.

 

Girls Dormitory:

            A letter from Mrs. J. E. Hays, president of the Georgia Federation of Women’s Club, to the Board, was read.  It pledges the support of that organization to the movement to secure an appropriation for a girl’s dormitory on the University Campus.  It was referred to the Budget Committee.

 

Hon. Degrees:

            Mr. Bennett asked unanimous consent to suspend the rules and confer honorary degrees on Dr. Page and Prof. Patterson, whose nominations under the rules would have to go over for one year.  Mr. Gober objected.

 

Members per Diem + Mileage:

            On motion of Mr. Phinizy the treasurer was directed to pay the members of the Board their per diem and mileage and to secure later on the regular warrants on the state treasury for these payments and convert the same back into the University treasury.

 

Sympathy for Chancellor:

            On motion of Mr. Rowe the sympathies of the Board were extended to Chancellor Barrow and his family on account of the death of the infant son of Mr. David F. Barrow.

 

Sympathy for May. Simmons:

            On motion of Messrs. Gober, Rowe and Bower, the sympathies of the Board were extended to Hon. William E. Simmons, a member of the Board, on account of the illness of his wife, and the secretary was directed to also express to Mayor Simmons the great regret of the Board on account of his absence from this session.

 

Dr. Jos. Jacobs Proposes C. W. Long Memorial Gift:

            Judge Russell read a letter from Dr. Joseph Jacob, offering the University a handsome bronze medallion in honor of Dr. Crawford W. Long, the discoverer of Anesthesia.  The following resolution by Judge Russell was adopted:

            “Whereas Dr. Crawford W. Long, the undoubted discoverer of that great boom of humanity, the use of sulfuric ether in surgery was means of producing anesthesia during which the most painful and difficult surgical operations can be painlessly performed, was an alumnus of this University, whose entire life reflected honor on his alma mater, and

            “Whereas it is meet + proper that his alma mater place prominently in her halls a suitable lasting memorial of this priceless contribution of her distinguished son in the cause of suffering (Page 207) humanity throughout the world and for all time, both for her honor as his fond mother and also as a just and fitting testimony to the historic fact (in spite of conflicting claims to the contrary) that Dr. Crawford W. Long was first to use sulfuric ether in the alleviation and banishment of human suffering – the true discoverer of the inestimable benefits to be derived from the use of sulfuric either in surgical operatives, and

           

Resolutions on Dr. Jacob Offer:

            “Whereas Dr. Joseph Jacob, a loyal and generous alumnus of Old Georgia, who has been most jealous in collecting and publishing in the interest of the truth in history, the incontestable proofs which establish beyond all question that to Dr. Crawford W. Long is justly due through coming ages the title “benefactor of mankind”, requests the privilege of presenting to the University a suitable bronze medallion, appropriately inscribed, and to be permanently placed in out halls in memory of Dr. Crawford W. Long and of his great discovery,

            “Therefore, be it resolved, that the Board of Trustees of the University accepts the gift tendered by Dr. Joseph Jacob with grateful appreciation of his loyalty and public spirit which thus afford the University an opportunity to pay lasting honor to the discoverer of anesthesia, a loyal son of Georgia, Dr. Crawford W. Long.

            “Resolved further, that the Chairman of this Board appoint a committee to have charge of the placing and inscription of the medallion presented by Dr. Jacob, as well as of the public dedication of said memorial with appropriate exercises.”

 

Prof. Lustrat Leave of Absence:

            The question of further leave of absence for Prof. Lustrat was referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act.

            The Committee on Laws + Discipline reported as follows as to the Shackelford communication + the report was adopted.

            “In reference to the petition of Mr. Shackelford asking for the enlargement of the School of Commerce, your committee finds as follows:

 

School of Commerce:

            “The College of Agriculture established a course in cotton grading in Jan. 1908.  This course has been enlarged and strengthened and fully meets the requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Markets in the preparation of men to act as official cotton graders and warehouse manages.

            (Page 208) “The College of Agriculture already has marketing experts in its employ and is offering courses in agricultural economics and farm management.  This work is being carried forward under the co-operation agreement is in existence between the Board of Trustees of the College of Agriculture and the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States Dept. of Agriculture.

            “In the opinion of your committee it would therefore be unwise to, in any way, interfere with the work now in progress or the relationship already established relative thereto.

            “We recommend the strengthening of the Division of Commerce as rapidly was possible along the other lines suggested by Mr. Shackelford whenever funds can be made available for that purpose.”

            The followings resolution by Mr. Gober was adopted,

 

Houses of Professors:

            “Whereas the matter of, housing the professors of the University is a vital and impending necessity to the interests of the University, and

            “Whereas the University Campus has much unoccupied space that could be utilized for such purpose if the necessary funds could be provided,

            “Resolved, that a committee of three from this Board, consisting of the Chairman of the Board, P. W. Meldrim + A. J. Cobb be appointed to consider the matter and to report back to this Board some practical way to reach that end, if any such exists.”

 

Linotype:

            The auditing of the treasurer’s books was referred to the Pc, to arrange for the same if the state auditor should not be in physical condition to make the audit by July 1st.

            Mr. Gober introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Expenses of Legislative Committee:

            “Resolved, that the expenses of the legislative committee by paid by the Secretary + Treasurer of this Board upon the certificate of the chairman of that committee as to the seniors, including actual railroad fare and per diem, not to exceed four dollars per day, out of any of the funds from income of the University not otherwise appropriated, and not out of any fund appropriated by the legislature for maintenance or any other purpose.  This resolution applies to any member of the Board summoned to any service by the legislative committee.  This shall also (Page 209) apply to the president of the Ga.  Federation of Women’s Clubs for her presence in aid of the woman’s dormitory and to any professor or officer of the University whose presence is needed by the committee + to any necessary expense incurred by said committee in and about their work before the legislature.

           

Women at the University:

            The Laws + Discipline Committee reported formally the following resolution by J. R. Cobb + it was adopted:

            “Whereas there exists in the minds of some a doubt as to whether under the charter of the University women can be admitted to the courses in Franklin College, and

            “Whereas this Board has opened to women all departments and schools of the University on the campus in Athens, so far as the Board has authority so to do,

            “Therefore, be it resolved, by the Trustees of the University of Georgia, that the legislative committee of the Board be requested to secure such legislation as may be necessary to give this Board the authority to admit women to all departments and schools of they University on the campus in Athens, upon the same terms as men, and under such rules and regulations as the Board may adopt.”

 

Ramirez Claim:

            The question of compensation for Prof. Ramirez for teaching a course in Spanish-American history was referred to the Pc with power to act.

 

Thanks to Treasurer:

            The thanks of the Board to the treasurer for his work in making Brown Fund Collections and for his often work in his office as secretary and treasurer were tendered by a rising vote.

 

Exp. H. School Meeting:

            Three hundred dollars was appointed for the expenses of the High School meet.

 

Brown Fund Report:

            The Brown Fund Committee made its report, which was adopted [See Book of Reports – Page…].

            The Chancellor was given power to fill all vacancies that may arise in the list of beneficiaries.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at half past nine o’clock.

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 16, 1920

           

            The Board met this morning, present Messrs. McDaniel, Gober, Bower, Brown, Cobb, Phinizy, Bennett, Meldrim, Harris, Conner, Russell, McCants, Rowe and Hodgson.

 

Gov. Dorsey:

            After the assembling of the Board, Gov. Hugh M. Dorsey appeared and took his seat with the Board.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read + approved.

            The Budget Committee reported as follows and the report was adopted:

 

Budget Committee Report:

(Typed) REPORT OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE             Adopted June 15th, 1920.

Dahlonega  Increase in Maintenance $5000.  For Bldg. $50,000.

 

College of Agriculture – Increase maintenance - $20,000-

Increase in bill (amend) ($50.000 to $100,000)             $50,000

This is Animal Husbandry Bldg. bill. Pending in Legislature.

To lay water mains etc. for fire protection ------ $25,000

To purchase certain negro property adjacent to

woman’s bldg, on campus – (See Visitor Committee Report)    $25,000 –

 

Ga. State Industrial for colored youths – Savannah, no increase asked.

 

Ga. Medical at Augusta            no increase asked

 

University of Ga. at Athens – Maintenance increase - $25,000

Physics Bldg. $100,000; Repairs to 28 bldgs. $25,000; Insurance –

Current, and increased policies - $4,500.00; To finish, complete the Alumni Hall $75,000; For Girls Dormitory $125,000-

 

So. Ga. State Normal Valdosta – Maintenance increase $5000 –

To complete the construction and equipment of building now in course construction $75,000 --

 

Albany State Normal --- no requests from.

 

Tech. Increase in maintenance $125,000

 

Bowden College – For Maintenance $20,000; For Dormitory $50,000

 

STATE NORMAL at Athens – maintenance increase 30,000 (30,000)

Dormitory & Laundry – bill already introduced last session $100,000

 

G. N. & I. – maintenance increase $20,000; For auditorium $5000.

Paving & Repairs $5000 – Increase in bill already introduced for dormitory (from $75,000to $125,000)            $50,000;

 

We recommend the Legislative Committee be authorized to make such changes in this budget as may in their judgment become necessary to secure the most urgent appropriations, in the event the whole budget as new constituted, should become impossible of passage.

 

                                                                                    Byron Bower

                                                                                    Geo. F. Gober

                                                                                    Nat Harris

                                                                                    R. B Russell

                                                                                    Huge Rowe,                 COMMITTEE

 

June 15th, 1920

Adopted by the Board. (Typed Ended)

 

            (Page 211) The following degrees, on recommendation of the Faculty, were ordered conferred:

 

(Typed) Master of Arts

            Mary Pansy Aiken                                            Francis Taylor Long

            Martha Howard Comer                                    Ruth Reed

                                                Horace Bonard Ritchie

 

Master of Science in Agriculture

                                                Shan Chuan Wang

 

Bachelor of Arts

            Robert Dennis O’Callaghan, summa cum laude

           Robert Lanier Anderson, Jr.

            Frank Walker Harrold

            Nathaniel Guy Long                         cum laude

            Thomas Lunsford Stokes, Jr.

            William Walker Alexander                                Francis Sorrells Mackall

            James Lewis Atkinson  Kennon Mott

            William Bass Disbro                                         Edwin Ariel McWhorter

            Jerome Jones, Jr.                                              Stephen Popper, Jr.

            John Thornton Kontz                                        William Hart Sibley

                                                Wallace Daniel Weathers

Lucius Holmes Trippett, as the Class of 1918

 

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

            Anne Wallis Brumby                                         Simon Marks Morris

            Charles Edgar Cannon  Eunice Rustin

            William Adolphus Dodson                                William Philip Smith

            Harry Lloyd Garrison                                        James Baskin Stanley

            Susan Golding Gerdine James Ellington Willis

 

 

Bachelor of Science

         Thomas Bradford Bagley

            Chester Warner Slack                  cum laude

            Ella Clare McKellar                                          Vernon Sammons

            Edward Jennings Overstreet                              James Birkit Shellnut, Jr.

                                                James Heyward Young

 

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

            George Wilson Lanier                                       Henry Omer Robison

                                                Charles Huntington Wheatley

 

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

            Eugene Attaway                                               George Adam Howald

            Porter Crowl Brook                                         Moses Elijah Howell

            Emmett Overton Cabaniss                                John McAfee McLellan

            Jay William Camp                                             Jonas Granbury Oliver

            John Lowrance Conyers                                   William Moses Putney

            John Almond Cown                                          John Rigdon

            George Vivian Cunningham                               Ottie Benjamin Roberts

            George Calhoun Daniel Charles William Summerour

            George William Dickinson                                 Francis Jerome Vaughan

            Richard Jacob Drexel                                       Alva Curtis Welch

            Julius Mitchell Elrod                                          (Crossed Out)

            Taylor Lamar Everett                                        Lee Glanton Whitaker

                                                Emmett Vickery Whelchel, as of the Class of 1919

 

Bachelor of Science (Home Economics)

            Ora Hart Avery                                                Edith Vaughan Cresswell

            Evelyn Howard Bullard Lois Pauline Dowdle

            Susie Marie Burton                                           Sibyl Mae Hampton

            Jessie Burton                                                    Mattie Dora Rampley

            Frances Etta Colclough Edith Robertson

                                                Lois Witcher Walker

 

Bachelor of Education

            Robert Ivey Allen,        cum laude

            Powell Daniel Bush                                           Morris Payne Webb

 

Bachelor of Science (Commerce)

            Clifford Eugene Cagle, cum laude

            Alfonzo Terrell Benford                                    Robert Lee Hay

            Lorie Kenneth Bethune Charles Simon Heyman

            Heyward Stilson Brannen                                  George Francis Mann

            William Morris Brown  James Leon Medlin

            Joseph Olin McGehee                                      John Keller Eiseman

            Robert Lee Nowell                                           Clement Manley Eyler

            Lee Davis Singleton                                          Walter Buford Gaines

            Robert Henry Stuckey                                      Carl Goettinger            

            Harvey Henry Tisinger  John Julian Wilkins, Jr.

 

Bachelor of Science (Medicine)

            Reese Watkins Bradford                                   Thomas Charles Nash

            Claude McKinley Burpee                                 George John Pahno

 

Bachelor of Laws

            John Raymond Slater, with honors

            John Pepper Atkinson                                       Alonzo Linton Lippitt

            Claude Thaddeus Burnett                                  Samuel Thurmond Swift

                                                Bennet J. Conyers, as of the Class of 1884

                                                Lee J. Langley, as of the Class of 1893

 

Graduate in Pharmacy

            Hubert J. Babcock                                           Milo H. Grice

            Paul M. Gowder                                               Charles L. Pickens

                                                Hugh C. Walker. (Typed Ended)

 

(Page 212) Hon. Degrees:

            Marion J. Verderz was nominated for the degree of Doctor of Letters and the nomination went over under the rules for one year.

 

Prof. Lustrat’s Application:

            The application of Prof. J. Lustrat to be allowed to install a heater in the house occupied by him on the campus, at his own expense, + to be allowed to consider it as his property and to have the right to remove it whenever he chose to do so, under condition that he put back everything in it previous condition, was on motion of the property committee granted.

 

Hon. Degrees:

            William H. Fleming, of Augustus, was nominated for the degree of L. L. D., and under the rules the nomination went over until next annual session.

 

Legislative Committee:

            Chairman McDaniel announced the following legislative committee: Messrs. Gober, Simmons, Bower, Hardman, Hays, Russell and Rowe.

 

Ex-officio Trustees:

            The following appointments of ex-officio trustees on this Board of Trustees of the Branch Colleges were made for the ensuing two years from date:

            State College of Agriculture – Bennett, Hughes, Hays.

            North Ga. Agric. College – Thompson, Brown, Hodgson.

            Ga. School of Technology – Howell, Brown, Simmons.

            State Normal School – Hays, Cobb, Cleveland.

            Ga. Medical College – Phinizy, Adams, Cobb.

            Ga. Industrial College – Bennett, Phinizy, Hughes.

            Ga. Nor. + Ind. College – Gober, Rowe, Bower.

            South Ga. Nor. College – Bower, Hughes, Goetchius.

 

Branch Colleges Report:

            The Committee on Branch Colleges made its report and it was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…]

 

 

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Monroe, Ga. June 29, 1920

 

            I appoint Messrs. L. W. Cleveland and Henry R. Goetchius ex-officio Trustees of the Board Normal + Industrial College.

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel, Chm.

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Athens, Ga. June 9, 1921

 

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia met in annual session this afternoon at four o’clock, being called to order by the chairman, Hon. Henry D. McDaniel.

 

Roll Call:

            The calling of the roll showed the following present: Chairman McDaniel and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, Adams, Bower, Hays, Howell, Cleveland, Brown, Cobb, Phinizy, Bennett, Hughes, Meldrim, Harris, Thomas, Russell, Hardy, Hodgson, Rowe and Conner.

 

Excuses:

            Mr. Miller telegraphed that sickness detained him a few days and he was on motion excused.

 

Prayer:

            The session of the Board was then opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

 

Treas. Report:

            The report of the treasurer was submitted and referred to the Finance Committee.

 

Committees:

            The following committees were announced:

Prudential – McWhorter, Chm – Cobb, Vice Chairman, Hodgson, Rowe.

Finance – Simmons, Rowe – Bower – Hays – Cobb.

Honorary Degrees – Adams, Conner, the Chancellor.

Brown Fund – Brown, Bennett, Thompson, Cleveland, McWhorter, Candler.

Property – Gober, Russell, Hodgson, Cleveland, Howell, Phinizy, Lovvom.

Insurance – Russell, Hodgson, Cobb.

Library – Cleveland, Hardy, Thompson, Miller, Brittain.

Law Library – Gober, Harris, Miller.

Invitation – Russell, Hardy, Bower, Howell, Phinizy.

Auditing – Thomas, Thompson, Hays.

Laws + Discipline – Adams, Meldrim, Bennett, Candler, Goetchius, Callaway, Bower, Brittain, Brown, McWhorter, Hughes, Thomas, Russell, Phinizy.

Branch Colleges – Harris, Meldrim, Thomas, Miller, Russell, Hardy, C, Lovvom.

Legislative – To be announced later by the Chairman.

 

Prudential Committee:

            Mr. Gober moved that in the future the Pc of the Board of Trustees consist of the members of the Board resident in Athens, that this committee have a chairman + a vice – chairman and that two members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  This motion was adopted.

 

Prudential Com. Minutes:

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee were then read.

            On motion of Mr. Cobb the minutes were adopted with the following paragraphs excepted; that portion regarding the change in the department of Romance Languages and the creation of the department of Spanish; that portion referring to the Treadwell bequest; that portion allowing (Page 215) Sophomore to accept money in heir of medals offered, and that portion referring to the requesting Dean Woofter that a change be made in the name of the Peabody School of Education.  Those portions were referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Chairman McDaniel’s Resignation:

            Chairman McDaniel at this point tendered his resignation as chairman and asked that action be taken on the resignation at once, so that he might be relieved of the strain of work during the session.  He stated that this step was taken on account of his very advanced years and that he felt it his duty to the Board that had honored him so long in this position.  He stated that he had no idea of resigning his place as a member of the Board.

            This caused quite a discussion, all members expressing regret at this announcement.  A motion was made by Mr. Simmons that this matter be postponed until tomorrow morning.  This motion was adopted.  Mr. Phinizy moved that a committee consisting of Messrs. Howell, Hodgson, Gober, Russell, and Bennett be named to confer with Chairman McDaniel and report back tomorrow morning, a suggestion as to what should be done.  This motion was carried with an amendment making Mr. Phinizy Chairman of this committee.

            Mr. Howell moved that all reference to this subject be considered as in executive session and that no mention be made of it outside this meeting. Carried.

 

Chancellor’s Report:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the Chancellor was excused from reading his entire report, as it was in printed form and in the hands of the trustees, but that he be allowed to make such comment on the various subjects therein contained as he might wish to make.

            Chancellor Barrow then addressed the Board and spoke of a number of subjects discussed in his report.

            The report of the Chancellor was referred to the Laws + Discipline + Finance Committees.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            The hours of meeting were fixed as follows: 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. + 4 p. m. to 6:30 p. m.

 

Law Dept.:

            Mr. Rowe introduced a resolution calling for the establishment of an additional professorship in the Law Department.  It was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Chair of Art:

            A communication from Mr. R. C. Orr as to the establishment of a chair of art in the University was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Invitation to Luncheon:

            Mr. Conner extended an invitation from the State College of Agriculture to the Board to be present at a luncheon Friday afternoon at 7 o’clock.  This invitation was accepted with thanks.

 

Auditing Reports:

            The report of the State School auditing referred to Auditing Committee.

            The Board took recess until 10 o’clock tomorrow morning.

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 10, 1921

 

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock.  On the call of the roll all members were found present except Gov. Dorsey, Messrs. McWhorter, Goetchius, Miller, Lovvom + Candler.

            The Special Committee reported that Chairman McDaniel be relieved of all actual work during the session, but that he retain his position as chairman.

 

Chairman McDaniel Withdraws His Resignation:

            Chairman McDaniel then stated that with the understanding that he was to be thus relieved of the work of the session, he would withdraw his resignation.  This announcement was greeted with applause.

 

Chairman McDaniel Re-elected:

            On motion of Mr. Howell, Chairman McDaniel was then unanimously re-elected as chairman of the Board for the ensuing period of two years.

 

Mr. Meldrim Called to the Chair:

            Under the law, in the absence of the chairman or his inability to preside, that duty falls upon the service member of the Board.  Gov. Harris being the senior member of the Board, stated that he could not act as chairman and Mr. Simmons being the next in point of seniority, stated that his duties as chairman of the Finance Committee kept him from taking the chair.  Mr. Meldrim, the next in point of seniority, was then called to the chair.

 

Annuities:

            Mr. Hodgson read a report of a special committee on the subject of annuities for the members of the Faculty and the report was referred to the Finance Committee.

 

Ga. School of Technology:

            Mr. Harris reported for the Ga. School of Technology and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Invitation to Gov.-Elect Hardwick:

            Mr. Phinizy moved that the Board extend an invitation to Gov.-Elect Hardwick to sit with the Board during its sessions.  This was carried unanimously and Gov.-elect Hardwick was wired to that effect.

 

Ga. Ind. College Report:

            Mr. Meldrim reported for the Georgia Industrial College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

N. Ga. Agr. College Report:

            Mr. Hardy reported for the North Ga. Agr. College and the report was referred for the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Petition of College Y.M.C.A.:

            A committee from the College Y. M. C. A. appeared before the Board to present a request from that organization that a fee of three dollars be charged against each male student on matriculation in the future, this fee to go to the College YMCA for defraying expenses of a student social center in the University.  Messrs. E. R. Hodgson and H. P. Dorman spoke of the subject.  The request was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Board of Visitors:

            Ten o’clock Saturday morning was fixed as the hour for hearing from the Board of Visitors.

            (Page 217) The following resolution was introduced by Mr. Howell + was referred to the Finance Committee.

            “Whereas Twelve Hundred Dollars has accumulated in two annual payments on the Henry Warren Brown Memorial Fund,

 

Henry Warren Brown Memorial Fund:

            “Be it resolved, That the treasurer of the Board be and he is hereby directed to invest the said amount and also the other annual payments on the principle of said fund, in county, city or state bonds of the state, but in bonds of no city with a population of less than 15000; and that the annual accretion of said fund be set aside to be loaned each year for scholarship purposes under the terms and conditions of the scholarship loans of the Charles McDonald Brown Fund, but the time for the repayment of these loans may be varied in the discretion of the Chancellor.

            “Resolved further, That as payments are made from time to time, either of interest or principle on said loans, the amount so derived shall be applied as received to the principal of the said Henry Warren Brown Memorial Fund.”

 

Degree for Miss M. A. Bacon:

            The degree of Bachelor of Letters was ordered conferred on Miss Mary Applewhite Bacon at this commencement.

 

R. D. Miller Petition:

            Mr. R. D. Miller’s petition to be allowed his degree at the end of the Summer School, upon his present sufficient credits for it, was granted.

 

Sec. + Treas. Reed Re-elected:

            On the re-assembling of the Board, on motion of Mr. Gober the chairman was directed to cast the vote of the Board for T. W. Reed as Secretary + Treasurer for the ensuing three years.

 

Ga. Medical College Report:

            Mr. Callaway reported for the Ga. Medical College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Nominations Hon. Degrees:

            Messrs. Hodgson and Cobb presented the following nominations for honorary degrees:

            Rev. V. P. Gilbert, of Brunswick, Rev. C. A. Oliver, of Atlanta, Rev. Walter Anthony, of Athens, for the degree of D. D. and Hon. B. W. Hunt, of Education for the degree of Sc. D.  These nominations under the rules go over for one year and were referred to the Committee on honorary degrees.

 

Honorary Degrees Conferred:

            The committee on honorary degrees reported that the following degrees be conferred; and the report of the committee was adopted:

            L. L. D. on Hon. W. H. Fleming, of Augusta, Sc. D. on Mr. Benjamin M. Hall, of Atlanta, Litt. D. on Mr. Marion J. Verderz, of New York, D. D. on Rev. Walter B. Dillard, of Oxford, and Ped. D., on Prof. Geo. W. Camp, of Dahlonega.

 

Gov. Elect Hardwick:

            A telegram from Gov.-Elect Hardwick was read in which he expressed his appreciation of the invitation extended him but stated that on account of pressure of business and engagements in Atlanta he could not be present during (Page 218) the session of the Board.

 

Tablet for Old College:

            On motion of Mr. Harris it was decided that a tablet be placed on the wall of Old College stating the time of the renewal of the walls of the building and the names of the committee in charge of the work.

 

Hon. Degree for Dr. Jos. Jacobs:

            Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules in order to confer three honorary degree of Sc. D. on Dr. Joseph Jacobs, of Atlanta.  The rules were unanimously suspended and his degree was ordered conferred.

 

State Coll. Agric. Report:

            Mr. Conner reported for the State College of Agriculture + the report was ordered filed.

 

Budget Committee:

            Mr. Gober moved the appointment of a budget committee of five to consider the requests to be made of the legislature for financial assistance for the University and its branches.  The chair announced that he would name the committee later.

 

Military Dept. Report:

            On motion of Mr. Hodgson a special committee of three was named to consider the report of May. B. L. Burch, of the Military Department.  The chairman named Messrs. Hodgson, Hughes and Thompson as this committee.  The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning.

 

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 11, 1921

 

The Board met this morning at then o’clock all present except Gov. Dorsey and Messrs. McWhorter, Goetchius, Harris, Miller, Lovvom + Candler.

 

Meldrim Vice-Chairman:

            Mr. Meldrim was elected Vice Chairman of the Board.

 

Report of Board of Visitors:

            The Board of Visitors reported and after the reading of their report the Board took recess for ten minutes to give the members the opportunity of meeting the members of the Board of Visitors.  The report of the Board of Visitors was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            The following resolution introduced by Judge Gober was adopted:

 

Tennis Court for Women:

            “Resolved that the Prudential Committee have authority to set aside a tennis court on grounds for the female students and incur any needful expense in the preparation of the same, subject to the approval of the Chancellor.”

 

Budget Committee:

            The Budget Committee was announced by the Chairman as follows: Messrs. Cobb, Bennett, Bower, Hodgson and Thompson.

 

L + D Report:

            Mr. Adams reported for the Laws + Discipline Committee + the report was adopted except as to two sections noted.  The report was as follows:

 

 

(Page 219 Typed)

Athens, Ga. June 11, 1921.

 

TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES,

            UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA.

Gentlemen:

            The Committee on Laws and Discipline submit the following report:

 

Treadwell Bequest: ADOPTED

            1. The bequest of Mrs. Rebecca J. Treadwell, mentioned on page 9 of the Chancellor’s report, contemplates the turning over to the University of Georgia the net income from loans “for the purpose of educating poor and deserving boys”.  The language of the will quoted in the report is not specific on the question as to whether the trustees may follow their usual policy of lending the fund received to its beneficiaries, or must give it as an absolute gift.

            The Committee recommends tat Messrs. Russell and Brittain be appointed a special committee for the purpose of conferring with Mr. Carson in order to ascertain the purpose of the donor, and that this committee report to the Board at its next annual session.

 

Y. M. C. A. Fee: NOT ADOPTED BUT HELD OPEN FOR DISCUSSION

            2. With reference to the application of Mr. E. R. Hodgson, Jr., president of the Board of Directors of the University Young Men’s Christian Association, requesting that this Board place a fee of $3.00 upon each male student matriculating at the University for the purpose of aiding the finances of the University Y. M. C. A. in its activities “for the social, moral and spiritual welfare of the student body”, your Committee is constrained to report adversely, for the reason that it thinks that this compulsory fee is not in keeping with the spirit and intent of the Constitution of the State (Page 220 Typed) and that consistently therewith we cannot compel, and ought not to try to compel a student to pay the fee for the support of a cause, no matter how meritorious, which may not represent his religious views.

 

Chair of Art: ADOPTED

            3. With reference to the communication of Mrs. Florida C. Orr, the Committee reports that, while the members are in full sympathy with the cause represented by Mrs. Orr, designed to protect the trees of the state and would be glad to encourage her laudable and patriotic efforts, yet in view of the state of our finances and the further fact that there is connected with the State Agricultural College a Department of Forestry, we are unable to recommend at this time the establishment of a Chair of Art in the University.

 

Case Prizes: ADOPTED

            4. Except in cases where prizes are specifically offered your Committee recommends that students who may earn medals, cups, or similar distinctions, be not allowed to accept cash in lieu thereof.

 

Law Dept.: NOT ADOPTED BUT HELD OPEN FOR DISCUSSION

            5. Touching the resolution that an additional professorship be established in the Law Department, your Committee reports unfavorably as to this specific resolution because of the fact there are now already three professorships, but he Committee recommends that the faculty of this Department be so readjusted as to secure, if possible, as a member of the faculty, Judge Andrew J. Cobb and the prestige and advantage that would be incident to his connection with the faculty.

 

Name of School of Education: ADOPTED

            6. We report adversely as to the suggestion that the name of the Peabody School of Education be changed to that of the School of Education and Social Science, the Committee believing that it is better to adhere to the present name.

 

Romance Languages: ADOPTED

            7. Your Committee finds that the Prudential Committee exceeded its authority in making Spanish a separate department in the Department of Romance Languages.  We, therefore, recommend that this action be rescinded and thus, Professor Lustrat remain the head of this department as before the action of the Prudential Committee.

 

                                                                                    Samuel B. Adams

                                                                                    Chairman of L. D. Committee?

(Typed Ended)

 

(Page 221) No Y. M. C. A. Fee:

            The report of the committee adversely to the petition for a three dollar fee for College YMCA purposes was taken up and discussed.  Mr. Cobb moved to amend so that the fee might be required only of those who had no religious objectives to its payment.  The amendment was lost on the vote of the Board and the report of the committee on that subject was then adopted [See report – Sec 2 – Page 219.]

 

Law School Faculty:

            The report of the committee as to the readjustment of the Law School Faculty was then taken up.  A motion by Mr. Russell that the Board proceed to the re-adjustment of the Law Faculty was lost.

            A motion by Mr. Gober that this matter be referred to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Russell, Bower + Bennett was amended by substituting Mr. Gober in the place of Mr. Russell who declined to serve, - and as amended, was passed, the committee to report back Monday afternoon.

 

L. L. D. on Judge A. J. Cobb:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the rules were suspended and the degree of L. L. D. was ordered conferred on Judge Andrew Jr. Cobb, of Athens, on report of the Honorary Degrees Committee recommending the degree.

            Mr. Rowe preferred the following charges against Dr. J. M. Reade, Professor of Botany:

To the Board of Trustees,

            University of Georgia,

Gentlemen:

            I hereby prefer the following charges against Dr. J. M. Reade:

 

Charges Against Dr. J. M. Reade:

            That on several occasions I have seen him actively at work on the construction of his residence on the Sabbath and have also seen him in overalls working his garden on the Sabbath.

            Numerous criticisms of his conduct have come to me and therefore I am reporting these matters to the Board with conviction that he should be removed from the Faculty.

                                                                                    H. J. Rowe.

            On motion of Mr. Cleveland this matter was referred to a committee of three to investigate, have Dr. Reade before them, + report back to the Board.  This committee was named as follows: Adams, Thomas + Brown.

 

Resignation of Chancellor Barrow:

            Chancellor Barrow submitted his resignation as follows:

To the Honorable Board of Trustees

            Of the University of Georgia.

Gentlemen:

            During the time of your meeting in 1920 (Page 222) I informed your chairman that it was my intention to ask to be relieved of the duties of the Chancellorship at this time.

            I am presenting my resignation to take effect September 1, 1922, unless your Honorable Body should decide on an earlier date.

            This will give time for the selection of a successor, and will enable me to take some part in the Memorial Drive.

            The footsteps of the swiftly passing years make no sound but they beat down the path.  My age as such that this action is necessary.

            I esteem it a privilege to have served under this distinguished body for so many years – from instructor to Chancellor.

            Your kindness has been such, that in my thought I regard you as partial friends.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                David C. Barrow.

            This resignation of the Chancellor was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

T. P Hinman Nominated for Honorary Degrees:

            Messrs. Cobb and Hodgson nominated Mr. Thomas P. Hinman for the degree of Sc. D. and under the rules the nomination goes over for one year.

 

Leaves of Absence:

            Mr. Hays was granted leave of absence until Monday afternoon, Mr. Howell for the same time, Mr. Cleveland for the same time, Mr. Callaway for the remainder of the session.

            The Board then took recess until Monday morning at 10 o’clock.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 13, 1921

 

            The Board met this morning at 10 o’clock, and on the call of the roll all members were present except Gov. Dorsey, Messrs. McWhorter, Hays, Phinizy, Harris, Brittain, and Candler.

            The minutes were read and approved.

 

Standing Committee on Athletics:

            Mr. Gober introduced a resolution calling for the naming of a Standing Committee Athletics consisting of Messrs. Rowe, Cobb, Hodgson and the Chancellor with full authority of the Board and interim.  The resolution was passed.

            Several recommendations made by Prof. Sanford, faculty Director of Athletics, were referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

J. H. Young Adj. Prof. Chem. C. J. Brockman Inst. Chem.:

            The Chancellor presented a communication from Dr. H. C. White recommending the elections of Mr. J. H. Young as Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Mr. Charles J. (Page 223) Brockman as Instructor in Chemistry.  The recommendation was adopted – and these two gentlemen elected to the positions named.

 

Ga. Cracker Under Eng. Dept.:

            A motion that the Georgia Cracker be put under the direction of the Department English hereafter was passed.

            Dr. L. G. Hardman asked to be heard Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock on matters pertaining to the College of Agriculture.  The request was granted.

 

Mil. Dept.:

            Mr. Hodgson made a report for the special committee that had been considering the report of May. B. L. Burch, of the Military Department.  The matter was referred to the Finance Committee.

            The Board then took recess to attend the exercises at the chapel.

 

Name of School of Journalism:

            After re-convening the resolution offered by Judge Gober to name the School of Journalism the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Report of State Nor. School:

            Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Report of South Ga. Nor. Colleges:

            Mr. Thomas made a verbal report for the South Georgia Normal College and the report in writing is to be filed later with the Secretary.  Referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Mr. Gober reported for the Special Committee on re-adjustment of the law faculty and the report was adopted.  It was as follows:

 

Re-adjustment of Law Faculty:

            “Your committee, to whom the matter of the re-organization of the Law School was referred, submit this report:

 

Judge A. J. Cobb Elected as Professor of Law:

            “1. The Law Department is the only department of the University that charges fees.  It has been almost self-supporting.  From its relations with the University it should be a strong school in what it offers in its teaching force.  It has strong competition from many angles.

            “2. We recommend that Judge A. J. Cobb be elected as a professor therein at a salary of three thousand dollars per year and that the present regular force Messrs. Morris, Comett + Upson, be retained at their present salaries.  We believe that such re-organization will give the school new life and vitality and will add much to the attendance.

            “3. We recommend that, of such re-organization be adopted by the Board, it should be well advertised, especially Judge Cobb’s connection with it, and that so large an attendance as possible be secured.

            “4. We are aware of the straits to which the Board is reduced on account of lack of funds, but in our opinion the plan outlined here will be economy in the end.”

            (Page 224) At the afternoon session Mr. Cobb introduced a resolution in regard to the College YMCA work and it was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Report of Finance Committee:

            Mr. Simmons reported for the Finance Committee and moved the adoption of the report.  Mr. Howell moved to amend by adding two hundred dollars to the salary of Dr. H. C. White, the oldest member of the faculty.  The amendment was adopted and the report as amended was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…].

            At this time the faculty appeared and Dean Snelling, speaking for the Faculty, presented a statement protesting against the resignation of the Chancellor and urging its non-acceptance by the Board.  The statement was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            The member of the graduating class presented a petition asking that the resignation of the Chancellor be not accepted.  Referred to Laws + Discipline Committee.

            On motion of Mr. Gober the statement of the Faculty and the petition of the students were ordered spread upon the minutes.

FACULTY STATEMENT

 

Faculty Protest Against Chancellor’s Resignation:

            “The Faculty of the University have heard with surprise and distress that the Chancellor has tendered his resignation to the Board of Trustees.  While they do not presume to think that their attitude in the premises should be the controlling factor, they believe that the Board of Trustees will realize that their wishes constitute a consideration of some weight.  Therefore, be it resolved, that the Faculty of the University urge upon the Governing Body of the institution the wisdom and necessity at thus juncture in the institution’s affairs of declining to accept the Chancellor’s resignation.”

STUDENTS’ PETITION

 

Students Protest Against Chancellor’s Resignation:

To the Trustees of the Univ. of Georgia:

            We, the members of the graduating class of 1921, I respectfully urge upon the Trustees of the University of Georgia to do everything in their power to prevent the resignation of Chancellor David C. Barrow.

            We are not unaware of the fact that it might be anger that by reason of Chancellor Barrow’s age a younger and a more vigorous man could better carry forward the work of the University of Georgia.  The class of 1921 holds that this is not true; on the contrary, it is believed by the class that his resignation would be little shout of disastrous coming at this time.  His greatest love for the institution and the great love the students (Page 225) bear to him makes him the strongest simple asset of the University.

Respectfully submitted by the Class of 1921

            W. K. Rivers                                                    D. D. Quilban

            L. R. Siebert                                                     Lamar J. Trotter

            Fred C. Garrett                                                John L. Drewry

            Geo. L. Handricks                                            W. R. Eskew

            Joseph H. Hest                                                 Hugh C. Whelchel

            W. G. Harmon                                                 Powell D. Bush

            J. M. Walker                                                    H. V. Fitzpatrick

            L. H. Fort                                                         W. F. Alverson

            L. G. Fields                                                      R. E. L. Spence

            H. G. Dasher                                                    Carol K. Nelson

            J. W. Longino                                                   T. D. Grower

            M. V. Rudolph                                                 Richard H. Hargis

            E. C. Wimberley                                               J. W. Maun

            J. Ralph Thaxton                                               L. C. Westbrook

            R. L. Keenen                                                    Chars. Sanford

            J. A. W. Farland                                               Jesse O. Festral

            H. A. Money                                                    Edgar Blalock

            D. A. Collings, Jr.                                             E W. Highsmith

            P. B. Ford                                                        J. H. Park

            Otis Woodard                                                  Nathan Jolles

            I. M. Wengrow                                                Joe H. Lasser

                                                W. J. Carson

 

Report of Bowden College:

            Dr. Lovvom reported for the Bowden College and report was referred to Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Mr. Thompson was granted leave of absence for tomorrow.

 

Gift of Linotype Machine:

            Mr. Rowe announced the gift by the Mergenthalen Linotype Co. of Linotype Machine.  The gift was accepted with thanks.

            A resolution that the recommendation of Dean Woofter as to confirmation of Prof. Hutchinson and Miss Lyndon in their present positions was offered by Judge Russell and was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 14, 1921

 

            The Board met this morning, present Messrs. Meldrim, McDaniel, Gober, Simmons, Adams, Bower, Howell, Cleveland, Brown, Cobb, Bennett, Hughes, Miller, Lovvom, Conner, Hardy, Russell, Rowe, Hodgson, Candler.

            The minutes were read and confirmed.

            Mr. Cobb made the following report for the budget committee which was adopted:

 

(Page 226) Report of Budget Committee:

            The Committee on Budget of appropriations to be asked of the General Assembly of 1921 for the University, its departments + branches, recommend that the amounts hereinafter set forth be asked for the departments and branches named for the purposes directed:

 

Franklin College at Athens.

            1 Dormitory for boys                                        $ 100,000.00

            1 Dormitory for girls                                         100,000.00

            Central Heating Plant                                        25,000.00

            Maintenance:

            Salary Increases:

            Instructors, minimum raised for                          $1500 to $1800

            Adjunct Professors------------------------------          1800 to 2100                                          

            Associate Professors----------------------------          2100 to 2500               17, 400.00

            Full Professors-----------------------------------         2600 to 5300

 

Additional Teaching Force:

            Law Department                                               5000.00

            Commerce, 1 Prof – 2 Assoc.                          8000.00

            Chemistry 1 “  1  “   1 inst.                                7300.00

            Geology    1 “  1  “                                           4800.00

            Physics            1  “   1  “                                   4300.00

            Botany & Zoology   2  “                                   3600.00

            Mathematics            1  “  2 fellows                    3000.00

            Journalism       1  “                                            2500.00

            History                     1  “                                   1800.00

            English                     1   “                                  1800.00          

            French                      1  “                                  1800.00

            Spanish                    1  “                                   1800.00                       45,700.00

 

Administration:

            Chancellor’s salary increase                              1500.00

            Dean + Pres. Franklin College increase             1400.00

            Registrar + Treasurer of Assistants                    3300.00

            Business Manage (to be increased to

                  $3000 for other soon)                                 1500.00                       7700.00

 

Carnegie Annuities                                                                                            19134.00

Fourth Quarter (in addition to $7500

            Already proved for Summer School)                                                     20000.00

Social Welfare                                                                                                  2000.00

Alumni Record                                                                                                 3000.00

Federal Fund ( Fellowships, Physical Education,

            Music, Research, Publications, Speakers, etc.)                          10066.00

(Page 227) Present Annual Appropriation

            Regular session                                                 95000.00

            Summer School                                                7500.00

            Refrains                                                            5000.00                       107,500.00

            Additional repairs                                                                                 5000.00

            For insurance                                                                                        3000.00

            Total                                                                                                    $465500.00

 

For retiring allowances for member of the

            Faculty, including faculty of the State

            College of Agriculture – annually                                                           10647.00

For retiring allowances for older members

            of the Faculty, including faculty of State

            College of Agriculture                                                               13663.00

Grand Total                                                                                                      $489810.00

 

GA STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

 

Budget:

Increase in Maintenance                                                90000 to 125000         125000.00

            “  State Extension Fund 40000 to 50000           50000.00

Repair Fund                                                                                                     10000.00

Completing Veterinary Laboratory                                                                    50000.00

            “  An. Husbandry Bldg.                                                             100000.00

Enlargement of Agr. Engineering Bldg.                                                               15000.00

Purchase of property in rear of Woman Bldg.                                                   

            now used by negroes                                                                            25000.00

Installation of fire protection system as recommended                           

            by State Fire Marshal, W. R. Joyner                                                     25000.00

Offset Smith-Lever Fund 151,853.84 per fiscal

            year end, 7/1/33 and 172,058.78 for                                                    151853.84

            fiscal year end, 7/1/23                                                                                            

Total for 1922                                                                                                  551853.84

-----------1923                                                                                                572058.78

 

GEORGIA SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

Maintenance                                                                                                     200,000.00

Deficiency in salary acct. growing out of

            failure to appropriate by last General Assembly                         30,000.00

Total                                                                                                                $230000.00

 

(Page 228) STATE NORMAL

Maintenance                                                                                                     100,000.00

Repairs                                                                                                 50,000.00

Deficiency in salary acct. growing out of

            failure to appropriate by last General Assembly                         30000.00

Total                                                                                                                $180000.00    

 

NORTH GA AGRIC COLLEGE

Maintenance                                                                                                     $35000.00

 

GA NORMAL + INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE

Maintenance                                                                                                     100,000.00

Extension Work                                                                                                12500.00

Auditorium                                                                                                       50000.00

Total                                                                                                                162,000.00

 

SOUTH GA NORMAL COLLEGE

Maintenance                                                                                                     45000.00

Repaying advances by individuals from

            construction of buildings                                                                        50000.00

Total                                                                                                                95,000.00

 

BOWDEN COLLEGE

Maintenance                                                                                                     30000.00

1 Dormitory for boys                                                                                        75000.00

1  “                 “ girls                                                                                         75000.00

Total                                                                                                                180000.00

 

GA INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE

Maintenance                                                                                                     10000.00

 

GA AGR + NORMAL SCHOOL, ALBANY, GA

Maintenance                                                                                                     15000.00

Summer School                                                                                                2500.00

Total                                                                                                                17500.00

 

            The committee recommended that the foregoing amounts be subject to revision by the legislative committee and that such committee be authorized to add other items in their discredition.

            (Page 229) Mr. Cobb was named as a committee of one to look into the legal stages of the negro school at Albany finding its connection with the University.

 

L + D Report:

            Mr. Adams reported for the Laws + Discipline Committee and the report was adopted.  Messrs. Meldrim and Russell requesting that their votes be recorded in the negative as to that portion exempting the “G” man from drill.

            This report was as follows:

 

Chancellor’s Resignation:

            “1. With reference to the Chancellor’s resignation dated June 11, 1921, we recommend, deeming that this course is lost for the State and the University, that the Chancellor be requested to withdraw this resignation.

           

Board of Visitors Report:

            “2. We have read with interest and pleasure the report of the Board of Visitors, which is thorough and exhibits painstaking care and a full appreciation of the needs of the University.  We indulge the hope that these needs will one day be met by the state.  At this time we can only commend the report and express our thanks for the same.

           

“Four-Quarter” System:

            “3. We recommend that the “Four-Quarter” System; endorsed  by the Faculty at its meeting held March 7, 1921, and recommended by the Chancellor, be adopted and carried out as soon as the finances of the University will permit.

 

Univ. Y. M. C. A.:

            “4. We heartily endorse the work of the University YMCA, and recommend to the student body its support and full co-operation with this most useful and important work.

 

GA Hutchinson Mary D. Lyndon Re-elected:

            “5. We recommend that the recommendation of Dr. Woofter, Dean of the Peabody School of Education, be approved as this recommendation is stated on page 128 of the Chancellor’s report, that is to say, the permanent election of Dr. George A. Hutchinson, professor of Philosophy and Education and associate Professor of Education.

 

No Tutor in Romance Lang.:

            “6. The Committee regrets that because of the lack of means, it cannot recommend to the Board of Trustees the appointment of a tutor in the School of Romance Languages as requested by Prof. of Romance Languages in his communication with the Chancellor on June 12, 1921.

 

“6” Men Exempt Drill:

            “7. We approve of the recommendation of Prof. Sanford that all men who have made the athletic “G” be exempt from military drill.  This rule, if adopted, will exempt only the letter men of the Sophomore Class.  Juniors and Seniors in the University do not have to drill, + after this year no freshman can play in inter-collegiate athletics.

           

Soliciting Advt. in Name of Univ.

            “8. We also approve the recommendation of Prof. Sanford to the effect that representatives of no (Page 230) publications, handbooks, programs, etc., be allowed to solicit advertisements in the name of the University of Georgia except for the Pandora, Red + Black, Agricultural Quarterly, Engineering Annual, Georgia or Georgia Cracker, YMCA Handbook, Athletic Score Cards, and such other publications as may first receive the approval of the Chancellor.

 

$100 Added to Athletics Fee:

            “9. We recommend that $100 be added to the athletic fee to aid in the publication and distribution of the Red + Black to the students, and thus the adoption of the same policy as now obtains with reference to the Georgia.

 

Reorganizing Athletic Board:

            “10. We recommend that authority be given to the Committee on Athletics selected by the Board at the present session to re-organize the Board of Directors under the regulations of the new Southern Athletic Conference of which the University Athletic Association is a member.

 

School of Commerce:

            “11. The cha report shows the imperative need of the School of Commerce for additional half.  There are only three professors in this department + during the present year there were 225 degree students and 511 receiving instruction.  It is unnecessary to say that it is impossible for good work to be done, no matter how efficient the professors, without aid.”

 

Chancellor’s Resignation Withdrawn:

            Chancellor Barrow appeared before the Board and, stating that he had come to the conclusion that perhaps he had made a mistake in offering the resignation, asked that he be allowed to withdrawn it.  This request was unanimously granted, and the resignation of the Chancellor was withdrawn.

            Mr. Adams reported as follows for the special committee to whom the charges against Dr. J. M. Reade had been referred; and the report of the committee was adopted:

 

Report on J. M. Reade Charges Adopted:

            “The special committee, to which has been referred the complaint of Mr. Rowe against one of the professors, charging that he worked on the building of his home and in his garden on Sunday, after a conference with the Chancellor, recommend that the matter be referred to the Chancellor with power to act.”

            Prior to the adoption of this report, Mr. Gober had moved the following as a substitute:

 

Gober Substitute for Above Report Lost:

            “Resolved, that J. M .Reade, professor of Botany, has been shown to have built his house or worked thereon on the Lord’s or Sabbath Day and to have done this to the outrage of his neighbors and the law abiding citizens of Athens, and he has set up that his conscience is clear and that the felt no compunctions on the account, + this being in flagrant violation of the rules of this (Page 231) Board, it is ordered that the said Reade be and he is hereby dismissed from the service of the University.”

            On the motion of Mr. Gober the yeas + nays were called and the vote was as follows: Yea – Gober, Bennett; nay – McDaniel, Simmons, Adams, Bower, Howell, Cleveland, Brown, Cobb, Hughes, Meldrim, Hardy, Thomas, Russell, Lovvom, Hodgson.

 

Report of GA Nor. + Ind. Ga.:

            Mr. Russell reported for the Ga. Normal + Industrial College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Mr. Adams was excused after today’s session.

            The Board took recess to attend the exercises at the chapel.

 

Library Committee Report:

            At the afternoon session the library committee reported through its chairman, Mr. Cleveland, and the report was adopted. [See Book or Reports Page…]

 

Negro School at Albany:

            Mr. Cobb reported that the negro school at Albany, Ga., under the law was not entitled to membership on this Board.

 

College Dances:

            A telegram from Hon. H. H. Dean of Gainesville, as to dances at the University was read.  A motion by Mr. McDaniel that the matter be referred to a special committee consisting of Messrs. Cleveland, Howell + Bennett, to consult with the faculty committee and report at half past nine o’clock tomorrow morning, was carried.

 

Profits From Student Activities:

            Mr. Hodgson introduced the following resolution: That the Prudential Committee, with three members of the Faculty, be instructed to arrange student activities so that profits from same shall go to the members of the faculty to be selected by the Prudential Committee.  The resolution was adopted.  Mr. Meldrim’s vote was recorded in the negative.

 

Brown Fund Report:

            Mr. Brown reported for the Brown Fund Committee + the report was adopted. [See Book of Reports, Page…].

            Mr. Brown was asked to act as chairman of the Branch College Committee in the absence of the chairman of that committee.

            Messrs. Hughes, Rowe + Hardy were asked to act as an auditing committee in the absence of the members of that committee.

            Mr. Thomas was excused for the remainder of the session.

            The degrees as recommended by the Faculty were ordered conferred as follows:

 

(Page 232 Typed) The Honorable Board of Trustees,

            University of Georgia.

 

Gentlemen:

            The Faculty of the University respectfully recommends that the following students be passed to the degree named:

 

MASTER OF ARTS

            Zida Eunice Adair                                             Powell Daniel Bush

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS

            Will Moore Crane, Jr.

            Edward Miraglia, Jr.

            William Hugh Stephens          cum laude

            James Ralph Thaxton

            William Dickson Anderson, Jr.                          William Frank Nelms

            Clifford Eugene Cagle   William Stokely Northcutt

            John Pate Carson                                             Benjamin Paschal O’Neal, Jr.

            William Ernest Cordray John Sheffield Owens, Jr.

            John Eldridge Drewry                                       Julian Everette Ross

            Clark Howell Foreman John Erwin Talmadge III

            George Linton Hendricks                                  Jerome Massee Walker

            Thomas Marion Johnson                                   Joseph Henry West

            John Hightower Mahoney                                 James White, Jr.

            Charles Wortham Nall  Ernest Clifford Wimberly

                                                Ralph Graves, as of the class of 1902

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

            Mena Louise Brand                                          Carlton Krather Nelson

            Elizabeth Kerr Chumbley                                  Lucie Mae Neville

            Mary Edith Hopkins                                         James Holt Park

            Hugh Comer Howell                                         Adelaide Mary Ruge

                                                Nina Thompson

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EDUCATION

            Benjamin Buchwald                                          Cyril Prentise Conaway

                                                Alice Henrietta Walker

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

            Everett Way Highsmith      cum laude               

            David Ayers Collings                                        William Mitchell Rogers

            Shelley Carter Davis                                         Milton O. Rudolph

            Lynn Fort, Jr.                                                   Leon Singer

            Arthur Ernest Griffith, Jr.                                   Cobb Caldwell Torrance

            William Gideon Hamm  Charles Barry Whitney

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Civil Engineering)

            Charles Augustus Marmelstein,     cum laude

            William Frederic Cobb Loomin Oscar Freeman, Jr.

            Thomas Denmark Groover                               Daniel David Quillian

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Electrical Engineering)

            Erwin Fleming                                                   Joel Smith Watkins

                                                Park A. Dallis, as of the class of 1898

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Agriculture)

            Paul Hansell Bennet                                          Henry Vaughan Fitzpatrick

            Charles Raymond Bohanan                               Irby Frederick Gaissert

            John Seaborn Cleckler  Fred Charles Garrett

            Howell Boatwright Cox                                    Rufus LaFayette Keener

            Hampton George Dasher                                  Herbert Allen Maxey

            William Houser Davidson                                  William Thomas Middlebrooks

            Thomas John Davis II                                       Donald Bennett McDonald

            William John David                                           Frank Upson Palfrey

            Ashel Monroe Day                                           Charles Steadman Sanford

            Ernest Aaron Edwards  Robert Murray Soule

            Walter Reid Eskew                                           Lloyd Claybourne Westbrook

            Chao Chung Feng                                             Hugh Calvin Whelchel

                                                Otis Woodard

 

(Page 233) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Forestry)

                                                DuPre Barrett

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Home Economics)

            Marie Anderson                                               Ossie McEntire

            Carene Elizabeth Bruce Rosa Blanche McGee

            Vena Burson                                                    Catherine Lowrance Newton

            Iris Davenport                                                  Stella Sparks

                                                Blanche Elizabeth Whelchel

 

DOCTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

            Joseph Wheeler Mann                                      John Thomas Rutland, Jr.

                                                Clifford Edwards Whatley

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Commerce)

            Wayne Kirby Rivers            summa cum laude             

            James Bayard Carson            cum laude                       

            Edgar Blalock                                                   Joseph Wheeler Longine

            Enoch Piercil Bowen, Jr.                                   David Marx, Jr.

            Waldo Bradley                                                 Abraham Isadore Moskovitz

            William Joseph Carson                                     Lee Carrington McKinley

            Richard Smallwood DesPortes III                     Donald Oberdorfer

            Roy Lee Edwards                                             Louis Pintchuck

            Louie Glenn Fields                                            Keith Axson Quarterman

            Luther Harvey Fort                                           Henry Rigdon

            Richard Reuben Hargis Leonard Robert Siebert

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Medicine)

            (Joseph Crossed Out)

            Ulysses Simpson Bowen                                   Henry Getzen Mealing

            Stacy Claiborne Howell                                    John Hayes Sherman

           

BACHELOR OF LAWS

            Edgar Maxwell McCanless          with first honor

With honors

            Preston Brooks Ford                                        Joseph Herman Lesser

            Nathan Jolles                                                    James Archie McFarland

 

            William Walker Alexander                                Jesse Ogletree Futral

            Ernest Edward Andrews                                   Pierce Edward Holmes

            Joseph Emile Berman                                        William Dean Lanier

            Elijah Alexander Brown                                    Raymond William Martin

            Welborn Butt Cody                                          Robert Edward Lee Spence

            Joseph Edwin Dasher                                       Isaac Max Wengrow

            Robert Glenn Dickerson                                   Ovid Thompson Whelchel

Robert E. Shiver as of the class of 1918

 

GRADUATE IN PHARMACY

            Wilson Francis Alverson                                   Roy Downie Hodgson

            Sylvan Edwin Butt                                            Albert Sidney Johnson

            Herbert Fowler                                                 William Thompson Morris

            Clark David Gill                                                Edward Bennie Rogers

 

                                                                                    Very respectfully,

                                                                                    (Signed W. D. Hooper)

                                                                                                Secretary

(Typed Ended)

 

            The Board then adjourned until Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock.

 

 

(Page 234)

Athens, Ga. June 15, 1921

 

            The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock present: all members except Messrs. Dorsey, McWhorter, Adams, Hays, Goetchius, Phinizy, Callaway, Harris, Lovvom, Brittain + Candler.

            Mr. Cleveland reported for the committee to whom had have referred the telegram for Hon. H. H. Dean, as follows: and the report was adopted after amendment in executive sessions as follows:

            “On investigation we find that the dance scheduled for tonight is being held under an arrangement between a committee of the faculty and a committee from the student body.

 

Action on Subject of Dancing:

            “We find that a committee of the faculty will be present and see to it that everything is conducted in an orderly manner and with due regard to the proprieties.  As all the arrangements have been made we do not deem it advisable at this time to take any action in regard to same.

            “In reference to future dances it is the opinion of the committee that there is no objective to dances, on the campus per se, but we believe and recommend that in the future the faculty shall enforce more stringent rules than heretofore and by proper committees see that the rules are enforced.  The dances shall commence at an earlier hour and terminate at a more reasonable hour.”

            Mr. Bennett as one member of the committee filed a minority report on the above + recorded his vote as opposed to the adoption of the majority report.

            On motion of Mr. Cobb the security of the Board was directed to furnish Mr. Dean with a copy of the above resolution.

 

Branch Colleges Report:

            The committee on Branch Colleges reported + the report was adopted.  [See Book of Reports Page…].

 

Auditing Committee Report:

            The auditing committee reported and the report was adopt [See Book of Reports Page…].

 

Legislative Report:

            The following legislative committee was amended:  Messrs. Callaway, Chairman, Miller, Bennett, Thomas, Hardman + Hays.

            The Board then adjourned, subject to the call of the Chairman.

 

 

(Page 235)

Monroe, Ga. August 22, 1921

 

T. W. Reed, Secretary,

            Trustees Univ. of Georgia

Dear Sir:

 

Prud. Com.:

            Judge Hamilton McWhorter and Judge Andrew J. Cobb, trustees respectively of the University of Georgia, the former being chairman and the latter vice-chairman of the Prudential Committee of the Board of Trustees, having resigned, Mr. Harry Hodgson is herby appointed chairman and Mr. Hugh J. Rowe vice-chairman of the Prudential Committee.

            According to the resolution adopted by the Board of Trustees at the last annual meeting, June 1921, Mr. Marcus P. McWhorter, appointed to fill the vacancy on the Board caused by the resignation of Judge Cobb, became automatically a member of the Prudential Committee.

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel

                                                                                                Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                                            University of Georgia

 

 

Monroe, Ga. August 24, 1921

 

T. W. Reed, Sec.,

            Trustees Univ. of Georgia

Dear Sir:

 

S. N. S. Trustees:

            Mr. H. J. Rowe and Mr. L. G. Council, trustees of the University; are hereby appointed ex-officio trustees of the State Normal School, the former to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation from the Board of Trustees of the University of Judge Andrew J. Cobb, and the latter to till the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of service of Mr. J. E. Hays as a trustee of the University.

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel

                                                                                                Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                                            University of Georgia

 

 

Monroe, Ga. Jan. 13, 1922

 

S. G. A. Normal Trustees:

            It appearing that on account of the retirement of Messrs. Bower + Hays, whose turns of service as Trustees of the University of Georgia have expired, they are no longer ex-officio members of the Board of Trustees of the South Georgia Normal College, Judge J. R. Pl and Mr. Hugh R. Rowe, Trustees of the University of Georgia, are hereby appointed ex-officio members of the Board of Trustees of the South Ga. Normal College and it is further ordered that they be notified accordingly.

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel

                                                                                                Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                                            University of Georgia

 

 

 

(Page 236)

Monroe, Ga. Feb. 1, 1922

 

            It appearing that trustees ex-officio of the local Board of Trustees of the Bowden Normal + Industrial College, a branch of the University of Georgia, have not been named, Hon. Geo. F. Gober and Hon. James B. Nevin, trustees of the University of Georgia, are appointed ex-officio members of the Board of Trustees of Bowden Normal + Industrial College, and the Secretary will notify them accordingly.

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel

                                                                                                Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                                            University of Georgia

 

 

Monroe, Ga. May 15, 1922

 

            Judge Andrew F. Cobb having resigned as Trustee of the University of Georgia thereby vacating his position of ex-officio Trustee of the Board of the Georgia Medical College at Augusta, Ga., Mr. James B. Nevin of Atlanta, Ga., a trustee of said University is appointed ex-officio Trustee of said Medical College Board to fill the vacancy.

            Hon. Alexander a. Lawrence of Savannah, Ga. is appointed ex-officio Trustee of said Medical College Board to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the turn of Judge Samuel B. Adams of Savannah, Ga., as Trustee of the University of Georgia, and as ex-officio Trustee of said Medical College Board.

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel

                                                                                                Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                                            University of Georgia

 

 

(Page 237)

Athens, Ga. June 15, 1922

 

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia met in annual session this afternoon at four o’clock in the Peabody Library Building.

 

Vice-Chairman Meldrim:

            Chairman McDaniel being absent on account of illness, the meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Meldrim.

 

Invitation by College of A C M C:

            President A. M. Soule, of the State College of Agriculture presented an invitation on behalf of the Senior Class of that institution to the Board to attend a dinner given in their honor Friday afternoon at half past five o’clock.  The invitation was accepted with thanks.

 

New Board Members:

            Chairman Meldrim presented the new members of the Board, Governor Hardwick, Judge Pottle, Mr. Council, Mr. McWhorter and Mr. Lawrence and the Board took recess for a few minutes to enable the members to meet these gentlemen.

 

Roll Call:

            On the call of the roll all members of the Board were found to be present except Messrs. Howell, Brown, Nevin, Callaway, Lovvom, Brittain, Thomas + Candler.

 

Excuses:

            On motion of Mr. Simmons, Mr. Howell was excused from attendance, he being in Europe.

 

Minutes:

            The minutes were then read and confirmed.

 

Prudential Com. Minutes:

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past year were then read and were referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            The hours of meeting were fixed as follows: 10 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. – 4 p. m. to 6:30 p. m.

            The following committees were named by the Chairman:

 

Committees:

Prudential – Hodgson, Chairman, Rowe Vice-Chairman, McWhorter.

Finance – Simmons, Peabody, Rowe, Callaway, Hardy.

Honorary Degrees – The Chancellor, Conner, Cleveland.

Brown Fund – Brown, Bennett, Candler, McWhorter, Pottle, Council, Thomas.

Property – Gober, Hodgson, Phinizy, Lawrence, Goetchius, Cleveland, Thompson.

Insurance – Russell, Hodgson, Rowe.

Library – Peabody, Cleveland, Thomas, Thompson, Brittain, Miller, Lawrence.

Law Library – Gober, Harris, Simmons, Lawrence, Pottle.

Invitation – Thomas, Hughes, Thompson, Phinizy, Pottle, Lovvom.

Auditing – Thompson, Thomas, Goetchius, Harris.

Laws + Discipline – Bennett, Miller, Callaway, Candler, Brown, Goetchius, Russell.

(Page 238) Branch Colleges – Harris, Thomas, Miller, Russell, Lovvom, Callaway, Hardy.

Athletics – Rowe, Hodgson, McWhorter, the Chancellor.

Legislative – To be named later

            The Governor a member of any committee he wishes to sit with.

 

Chancellor’s Report:

            Chancellor Barrow made his annual report to the Board and it was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee, and the Finance Com.

 

Ga. School of Technology Report:

            Mr. Harris reported for the Georgia School of Technology and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Law Prizes:

            The request of Dean Morris that the offer of the American Law Book Company to give certain prizes to law students to accepted was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

 

Honorary Degree:

            Governor Hardwick presented the name of Dr. Harman Smith for an honorary degree and it was referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

            A committee for the Board of Trustees of the North Ga. Agricultural College requested permission to appear before the Board to present a resolution passed by that body asking the resignation of President Glenn.  Ten o’clock tomorrow morning was fixed as the house directed to notify Dr. Glenn of this action.

            A committee from the literary societies asked to be heard by the Board and Saturday morning at ten o’clock was fixed as the hour to hear from them.

            The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning at ten o’clock.

 

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 16, 1922

 

Roll Call:

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock, present at the roll call and during the day all members of the Board except Messrs. Howell, Brown, Nevin + Thomas.

 

Minutes:

            Minutes of the preceding day’s session were read and confirmed.

 

            (Page 239) The following nominations were made for honorary degrees and were referred to the Committee on honorary degree:

 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees:

            Prof. R. S. King, of the Ga. School of Technology for the degree of Doctor of Science; Miss Milder Rutherford, of Athens, for the degree of Doctor of Literature; Hon. P. A. Stovall, of Savannah, for the degree of Doctor of Laws; and Dr. Harman Smith, of New York, for the degree of Doctor of Science.

 

Dr. Glenn’s Resignation:

            Dr. G. R. Glenn appeared before the Board and, after making a few remarks, tendered his resignation as president of the North Georgia Agricultural College, Mr. Hardy introduced a resolution accepting the resignation of Dr. Glenn and on motion of Mr. Goetchius it was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Ga. Med. College Report:

            Mr. Callaway made report for the Georgia Medical College and it was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Nominations Honorary Degrees:

            A communication was read recommending the conferring of the degree of Sc. D. on Mr. N. P. Pratt and that of M. S. on Mr. C. B. Seal.  This was referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

Ga. Indust. College Report:

            Mr. Meldrim made report for the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youth and it was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Bowden College Report:

            Mr. Lovvom made report for the Bowden State Normal College and it was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Gov. Hardwick Speaks:

            Governor Hardwick – addressed the Board on the subject of State finances, giving to the Board much information as to the exact conditions and as to what might be expected in the way of appropriations unless more tax money could be provided.

            Remarks on the subject of taxation were made by Mr. Callaway and Mr. Harris.

            The following resolution as to conferring the diploma of Alexander H. Stephens as of the Class of 1832, introduced by Gov. Hardwick + Mr. Phinizy, was passed:

 

Diploma of Alexander H. Stephens:

            “Whereas it appears that the Hon. Alexander Hamilton Stephens, a graduate of the Class of 1832, did not receive his diploma at that time, the following being an extract from ‘Historical Collections of Georgia’ by Rev. George E. White, M. H. Towit:

            (Page 240) “He (Mr. Stephens) did not take a diploma as it then cost two dollars and the state of his finances did not in his opinion justify an outlay of so much money for such an object”

            “Therefore, be it resolved, the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia that a the present Commencement the diploma of Alexander H. Stephens of the Class of 1832, be granted and delivered to his great-great niece, Miss Queen Elizabeth Holden, who is a member of this year’s graduating class, and that a copy of this resolution be attached to the diploma.”

 

Degree of Doctor of Science in Commerce:

            A resolution providing for the degree of Doctor of Science in Commerce was introduced and referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Cleveland introduced a resolution as to the revision of the manual and it was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            The following resolution introduced by Judge Gober, was passed unanimously:

 

Resolution on Judge McWhorter:

            “Whereas since the last meeting of this Board on account of ill health he has resigned and is no longer a member, therefore,

            “Be it resolved, that he Board of Trustees wish to express their appreciation of the great service that Judge McWhorter has rendered the University throughout the long term of his service and deplore the necessity that moved him to siren his connection with this Board.

            Resolved further, that we hope for him a restoration to health and extend to him our hopes and best wishes for his future welfare + happiness.”

 

Sympathy for Hon. Clark Howell:

            Gov. Hardwick introduced the following resolution which was unanimously passed:

            “Resolved, that the profound sympathies of this Board of Trustees be extended to Hon. Clark Howell, a member of this Board, in his very great sorrow and affliction, and that a copy of this resolution be furnished to Mr. Howell.”

 

Hon. Resident Fees:

            Mr. Lawrence introduced a resolution conferring power on the Prudential Committee to remit (Page 241) non-resident fees in its discretion.  It was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.   

 

Degrees in Absentia:

            Conferring of degrees in absentia was authorized in the cases of Messrs. B. A. Wekinson and G. L. Kelley + Miss W. M. Zeigler.

 

Honorary Degrees Conferred:

            At the afternoon session the committee on honorary degrees made the following report which was adopted:

            “Your committee on Honorary Degrees has had under consideration the nomination of John M. Slaton for the honorary degree of L. L. D., and reports the same back with a recommendation that the degree be conferred.

 

L. G. Hardman Sc. D.:

            We have also had under consideration the nomination of Lamartine G. Harman for the honorary degree of Sc. D., and report the same back with a recommendation that the degree be conferred.

 

Joseph Lustrat Litt. D.:

            We have also had under consideration the nomination of Joseph Lustrat for the honorary degree of Litt. D., and report the same back with a recommendation that the degree be conferred.

 

Walter Anthony D. D.:

            We have also had under consideration the nomination of Rev. Walter Anthony for the honorary degree of D. D., and report the same back with a recommendation that the degree be conferred.

            There are other nominations before the Committee best under the rules.  These are all the committee can pass at the session.”

                                                                                    J. J. Conner

                                                                                    L. Cleveland                 Committee.

                                                                                    D. C .Barrow

 

Harmon Smith Sc. D.:

            Gov, Hardwick moved that the rules be suspended for the purpose of requesting the committee on honorary degrees to report back to the Board on the question of conferring the degree of Sc. D., on Dr. Harmon Smith, of New York.  The motion was carried.

            The committee on honorary degrees reported that this degree should be conferred and it was so ordered.

 

Hon. P. A. Stovall:

            Mr. Gober moved that the rules be suspended for the purpose of conferring the degree of L. L. D. on Hon. Pleasant A. Stovall.  The motion was carried.

            Mr. Russell nominated for the degree of Litt. D. (Page 242) Mrs. William H. Felton, of Cartersville.

            Mr. Harris reported the following from the Committee on Branch Colleges + the report was adopted:

 

GA Med. College Deed:

            (Typed) WHEREAS, the real state in the City of Augusta, Georgia, whereon is located at the Medical Department of the University of Georgia, was leased from the Augusta Orphan Asylum, whose name was subsequently changed to Tuttle-Newton Home, with an option to purchase said property at the price of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00); and

            WHEREAS, the City Council of Augusta furnishes the money with which to pay for such lease; and

            WHEREAS, the City Council of Augusta has erected on said real estate at a cost of Several Hundred Thousand Dollars and the University Hospital, which is essential to the Medical Department of the University of Georgia; and

            WHEREAS, such real estate is a very large body of land and only a comparatively small portion is used for buildings; and

            WHEREAS, prior to such lease the Children’s Hospital Association had acquired a parcel of land which was originally a part of said large tract and built thereon the Wilhenford Hospital for Children; and

            WHEREAS, the Children’s Hospital Association has by donations procured from the City Council of Augusta, from the County of Richmond, and from individual subscriptions sufficient money to enable the making of substantial additions to said Children’s Hospital; and

            WHEREAS, there is on a lot immediately adjacent to the lot owned by the Children’s Hospital Association a small dwelling which it is proposed to enlarge into a nurses’ home, thus enabling the entire Wilhenford Hospital to be used for hospital purposes, said lot being described as follows:

            All that lot or parcel of land, with improvements thereon, situate, lying, and being in the City of Augusta, County of Richmond, State of Georgia, fronting one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet, (Page 243) more or less, on Harper Street, and running back between lines nearly parallel in a southerly direction one hundred ninety-eight (198) feet, more or less, on its Eastern  boundary, and one hundred ninety-eight (198) feet five (5) inches, more or less, on its Western boundary, the rear width of said lot being one hundred and twenty-four (124) feet, more or less.  Said lot is bounded North by Harper Street; East by property of the party of the second part herein; South by property of the Tuttle-Newton Home, and West by Bailie Street extended, which extension is made over property of the Tuttle-Newton Home; and

            WHEREAS, the City Council of Augusta and the Tuttle-Newton Home have both agreed to execute a deed without consideration except as above stated to said Children’s Hospital Association; and

            WHEREAS, the enlargement of the Wilhenford Hospital will be of more value to the Medical Department of the University of Georgia than the value of the said lot proposed to be conveyed; and

            WHEREAS, said lease agreement and option stands in the name of the Trustees of University of Georgia, though all of the money paid therefore has been furnished by the City Council of Augusta; and

            WHEREAS, the Prudential Committee of the Board of Directors of the Medical Department of the University of Georgia have requested (by proper resolution copy of which is hereto attached) the Trustees of the University of Georgia to join in the deed from the Tuttle-Newton Home and from the City Council of Augusta to said Children’s Hospital Association;

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Trustees of the University of Georgia that the Chairman and Secretary thereof be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute for and on behalf of said University of Georgia and the Trustees thereof, a deed without other consideration than is recited herein to the Children’s Hospital Association to the said lot of land on Harper Street.

 

 

 

 

 

            I,                                         , Secretary of the Board of Trustees of University of Georgia, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the resolution adopted by said Board of Trustees on the                 , day of                    , 192    .

 

 

                                                                                                                              .

 

(Typed Ended)

 

(Page 244) Claims of Dr. E. F. Starr + Dr. L. G. Dugas to Be Established by Committee:

            Dr. L. G. Hardman appeared before the Board and presented the claim of Dr. E. F. Starr, of Nocoochee, Ga. as being the first physician in the world to do supra-pubic cystotomy for stone, which was performed at Dahlonega, Ga.  He also presented the claim of Dr. L. A. Dugas of Augusta, Ga., a teacher of Clinical Surgery in the Medical Department of the University of Georgia, as being the first physician to teach antiseptic surgery, and asked that a committee of three be appointed from the Board to make the necessary investigation concerning these claims and report to the Board at their next meeting; and to secure, if possible, a photograph of Dr. Starr and the stone that was removed from the bladder, to be placed in the museum of the Medical Department of the University of Georgia at Augusta.

            The motion was adopted and the committee appointed consisting of Chancellor David C. Barrow, Judge Enoch H. Callaway, of Augusta, and Dr. L. G. Hardman of Commerce.

 

Thanks to Hon. Harry Hodgson:

            Governor Hardwick introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

            Resolved, That the proposed thanks and grateful acknowledgements of this Board are hereby tendered to Hon. Harry Hodgson, of the County of Clarke, for his devoted – and invaluable services as Chairman of the Committee in raising for the University of Georgia a large increase in its endowment funds during the past year.

            The committee on Honorary Degrees reported as follows:

 

Degree of L. L. D. for Hon. P. A. Stovall:

            “Resolved, that the rules being suspended and the nomination of Hon. P. A. Stovall for the honorary degree of L. L. D. having been referred to the committee: the Committee reports this nomination with a recommendation that the degree be conferred.”  The report of the committee was adopted and the conferring of the degree directed.

 

Prof W. T. Dumas:

            The name of Prof. W. T. Dumas was presented for the degree of Ped. D. and was referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

Prof. R. S. King:

            The proposition to confer the degree of Sc. D. on Prof. R. S. King, of the Ga. School of Technology, was referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

Rules Suspended:

            Gov. Hardwick moved to suspend the rules in order that the committee on Honorary Degrees might report on the name of Mr. B. W. Hunt.  This motion was carried + the committee was requested to make report.

 

(Page 245) Sc. D. Conferred on Prof. R. S. King:

            Mr. Simmons moved that the matter of conferring the degree of Sc. D. on Prof. R. S. King be withdrawn from the committee and that the degree be conferred by the Board.  This was carried by a vote of 13 to 8.

 

Sc. D. Conferred on Mr. B. W. Hunt.:

            The Committee on Honorary Degrees reported favorably to conferring the degree of Sc. D. on Mr. B. W. Hunt, and the report was adopted.

 

Invitation to Luncheon:

            Mr. Burnet, the librarian, invited the Board to luncheon at the library tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The invitation was accepted with thanks.

 

Dances:

            An invitation to the trustees to attend the Commencement dances was presented to the Board.

            Mr. Russell moved to suspend the rules and confer upon Mrs. W. H. Felton the degree of Litt. D.

            Mr. Meldrim left the chair to make a few remarks in general against the protease of suspending the rules to confer honorary degrees.

 

Litt. D. Conferred on Mrs. W. H. Felton:

            On the motion to suspend the rules and confer the degree the vote was 14 to 6 and the motion was carried.  Mr. Meldrim requested that his vote be recorded in the imp active?.

            The rules having been suspended, the degree of Litt. D. was ordered conferred on Mrs. W. H. Felton.

            The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.

 

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 17, 1922

 

Roll Call:

            The Board met this morning, present at the roll call and during the day all members except Messrs. Howell, Brown + Lovvom.

 

Excuses:

            Dr. Lovvom was excused from attendance during the remainder of the session.

            Chairman McDaniel was excused until Tuesday.

 

Minutes:

            The minutes of yesterday’s session were read + confirmed.

 

Lit. Societies:

            A committee of students appeared with a petition concerning the literary societies and the petition was referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            11 o’clock was fixed as the time to receive the Board of Visitors.

            The following resolution by Mr. Gober was adopted:

 

Discharging of Debts of Students:

            “Whereas the rules of the University require a student before graduation to discharge all financial debts due the institution, and

            “Whereas at each commencement there arise cases where young men make requests for an extension (Page 246) of time and offer notes in payment of these debts.

            “Therefore, be it resolved, That all such cases be referred to the Prudential Committee for settlement and no note shall be received in settlement of such obligations unless such arrangement be approved by the Prudential Committee.

            “Resolved further, that this resolution is to apply only to cases adjudged by the Prudential Committee to be cases of absolute and imperative necessity o save a student from loss of his degree, and where it is made to appear that the student has not been negligent.”

 

W. H. Maxwell:

            The name of W. H. Maxwell was presented for the honorary degree of Ped. D. and was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

S. Coll. of Agric. Report:

             Mr. Conner reported for the South College of Agriculture and the report was ordered filed.

            Mr. Bennett reported for the Laws + Discipline Committee and with the exception of the paragraph relating to the establishing of the honorary degree of Doctor of Commercial Science, the report was adopted:

            The report was as follows:

 

(Typed) E. H. Dixon + W. C. Thorburn Elected:

  1. Your committee recommends that Alfred W. Scott be elected Associate Professor in Chemistry.
  2. Your committee recommends that Ellis H. Dixon and Wilbur C. Thorburn be elected instructors in Physics and Astronomy.

 

R. L. McWhorter to English Dept.:

  1. Your committee recommends that R. L. McWhorter be relieved of any duty in the Department of Ancient Languages and that he be elected as Associate Professor in English.
  2. Your committee recommends that John D. Wade be promoted to the rank of Adjunct Professor in the Department of English.

 

H. M. Heckman Prof. of Accounting; G. L. Williams, Prof. of Economics; P. C. Upshaw, Inst.; G. M. Broadhurst, Inst.:

  1. Your committee recommends that H. M. Heckman be elected Professor of Accounting in the place of H. A. Inghram, and that George L. Williams be elected Professor of Economics; P. C. Upshaw, Instructor in Economics; G. M. Broadhurst, Instructor in Shorthand and Typewriting, at a salary of $1500 a year; one student assistant to be paid $100 a year, and to be called the William B. Baker Fellowship in Economics.

 

Albert Brown Pension:

  1. We recommend that Albert Brown receive a pension of $10 a month, having been janitor for more than thirty years.

 

Use of Grounds Denied:

  1. We recommend that the request of the Free Methodist Church, of this city, to hold a camp meeting on the campus be denied.

 

(Page 247) Leave of Absence J. Lustrat:

  1. We recommend that the request of Mr. Lustrat for leave of absence from May 1st to November 1st, 1923, be granted.

 

No Fruit Service on Campus:

  1. We recommend that the request of a Confederate veteran to erect a stand to sell fruit, etc., on campus be denied.

 

Chair of Geology:

  1. We recommend that the Prudential Committee be authorized to fill the vacant professorship in Geology.

 

Nonresident Fee:

  1. We recommend that the resolution by Mr. Lawrence authorizing the Prudential Committee to remit non-resident fees at the request of Mr. Lawrence be withdrawn.

 

Law Prizes:

  1. We recommend that the request of Professor Sylvanus Morris for the delivery of the prizes offered by the American Law Book Company on Commencement Day be granted.

 

Tech Resolution:

  1. It is recommended that the resolution presented to the Prudential Committee by the Technological Board trustees, at the request of Governor Harris be tabled.

 

Manual:

  1. We recommend that the resolution directing the Secretary to compile the rules of the Board of Trustees and report to the next meeting of this Board be adopted.

 

Dr. G. R. Glenn:

  1. With reference to the resignation of Dr. Glenn, we recommend the adoption of the following resolution:

WHEREAS, Dr. G. R. Glenn has tendered his resignation to this Board as President of the North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega, Ga., and requested that it be accepted, and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Glenn has given eighteen years of faithful service as the executive head of this institution, which service is greatly appreciated by this Board, and the annual report just submitted shows how under his management the institution is progressing.

 

THEREFORE BE IT Resolved that the resignation of Dr. Glenn be and the same is hereby accepted, with regret.

 

RESOLVED That the same be effective at the end of his term, July 1, 1922, his salary to be paid to September 1, 1922.

 

RESOLVED FURTHER, That this Board expresses its appreciation of Dr. Glenn as a cultured gentleman, and citizen of great worth to his State, and an educator whose influence has left an impress upon thousands of young men and young women of Georgia, and that we commend him and his work.

 

RESOLVED FURTHER, That this resolution be spread upon the minutes of this Board and that a certified copy of same be furnished Dr. Glenn, and also be published.

     

 Thanks to Gen Educ. Bd.:

  1. We recommend that the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia extend to the General Education Board thanks and high appreciation for the generous appropriation of $100,000 to the University to increase salaries in the teaching staff over a period of three years.  We desire to record our conviction that this action indicates wise discrimination in the consideration of educational conditions and will result in maintaining standards through an exceptional and acute period.

 

Appreciation of Churchill Gift:

  1. We recommend that the Board of Trustees of the University of (Page 248) Georgia express warm appreciation of the patriotic and generous gift of the sum of $15,000 made by Mrs. Lois Churchill and Miss Lotta M. Churchill to establish the Aaron F. Churchill Fund, the income of which shall be used for loans to worthy men or women who are students at the University.

 

Thanks for D. A. R. Gift.:

  1. We recommend that the thanks of the Trustees of the University of Georgia be extended to the Georgia Division of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their generous provision of the sum of $5,000 recently completed to establish a loan fund as a memorial to the Sons of the University and gave their lives in the World War, the interest on the said Fund to be loaned to worthy young men who shall be students of the University.  That a copy of these resolutions be sent by the Secretary to the donors.

 

M. A. MacRainey:

  1. We recommend that M. A. MacRainey be elected tutor in the Department of Botany, at a salary of $900 a year, and authorize the election of an additional tutor to be appointed by the Prudential Committee, at a salary of $900 a year.

 

Fellow in Zoology:

  1. We recommend that a Fellow to assist Professor Krafka be appointed by the Prudential Committee at a salary of $250 a year.

 

Sanford Field:

  1. We recommend the athletic field be officially named and designated Sanford Field.

 

J. B. Connolly Scholarship:

  1. We recommend that the provision of the family of Joseph Brown Connolly for establishing a gift of funds for a scholarship in Georgia history be adopted. (Typed Ended)

 

Prud. Com. Minutes:

  1. We recommend that the minutes of the Prudential Committee as read be approved by this Board.

 

Degree of Doctor of Commercial Science:

  1. We recommend that he resolution to establish the honorary degree of Doctor of Commercial Science be passed for the present.

 

J. L. Sibley:

  1. We recommend that since the Red Cross funds for Prof. J. L. Sibley have been exhausted and the General Assembly has not provided funds for the chair of sociology, that his work be discontinued with commendation for his efficient services.

           

            Mr. Gober moved to disagree to the outrun of the committee on the subject of the establishing of the degree of Doctor of Commercial Science.  This motion was lost by a vote of 6 to 14.

            The recommendation of the committee that action this resolution be postponed until the next annual session in order to secure more (Page 249) information was carried.

            Mr. Gober moved to suspend the rules in order to confer the degree of Doctor of Science on Mr. Harry Hodgson.  The motion was carried by a vote of 14 to 6 and the rules were suspended.

            Mr. Peabody moved to amend by making the degree L. L. D. instead of Sc. D.  This amendment was accepted by Mr. Gober and the degree was conferred on Mr. Hodgson by the unanimous vote of the Board.

            Mr. Rowe moved to suspend the rules in order to confer the degree of L. L. D on Mr. M. G. Michael.  The motion was lost by a vote of 8 to 13.

            Mr. Russell called for the yeas and nays on this motion + the call was not sustained.

 

M. C. Michael:

            Mr. M. G. Michael was nominated for the degree of L. L. D., and the nomination went to the committee on honorary degrees.

            Mr. Simmons introduced a resolution as to suspending the rules only by unanimous consent and it was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Russell introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Joseph Jacobs Prize:

            “Whereas at the last regular meeting of the Board Dr. Joseph Jacobs, an alumnus of this institution offered an annual prize of fifty dollars in gold to be awarded at each commencement to that student of the University who shall write the best essay on Dr. Crawford W. Long and his work as discoverer of Anesthesia.

            “Therefore, be it resolved, that the generous offer of Dr. Jacobs be accepted with thanks and that a committee be appointed to prepare suitable rules governing the competition, award + delivery of said prize, designed to keep alive the first + rightful claim of Crawford W. Long to be everywhere acknowledged as the pioneer in the use of anesthesia in surgery.”

 

W. D. Hooper:

            The name of Prof. W. D. Hooper was presented for the Degree of Litt. D., and was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

Board of Visitors:

            The Board made their report and the report was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            The Board took recess to give the members the opportunity to meet the Board of Visitors.

 

(Page 250) P. C. Harris:

            The name of Gen. P. C. Harris was presented for the degree of L. L. D. and was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

            Mr. Thompson introduced a resolution calling for an investigation of the costs of different departments in the institution.  On the vote, this resolution was lost.

 

Leaves of Absence:

            Mr. Gober was granted leave of absence until Tuesday.

            Mr. Callaway was granted leave of absence for the remainder of the session.

 

Pres. of North Ga. Agr. Colleges:

            On motion of Mr. Hodgson the trustees of the North Georgia Agricultural College were allowed to recommend a man for the presidency of that institution and it was decided that he might be elected by a referendum vote if it become necessary to do so.

 

Gov. Hardwick:

            The name of Governor T. W. Hardwick was presented for the honorary degree of L. L. D. and was referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

           

State Normal Report:

            Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School + the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Portrait of Mr. Peabody:

            Mr. Goetchius introduced a resolution requesting Mr. Peabody to furnish portrait of himself to be hung alongside the portraits of other trustees.  This resolution was carried unanimously.

 

Leaves of Absence:

            Mr. Cleveland was granted leave of absence for the remainder of the session.

            Mr. Council was granted leave of absence for the remainder of the session.

 

H. G. White L. L. D.:

            Mr. Gober moved to suspend the rules to confer the degree of L. L. D. on Dr. H. C. White.  There was no objections and the rules were suspended and the degree ordered conferred.

            Recess was then taken until Monday morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 19, 1922

 

            The Board met this morning, present all members except Messrs. Hardwick, McDaniel, Gober, Nevin, Lawrence, Council, Howell, Cleveland, Phinizy, Callaway, Hardy, Harris, Lovvom + Brittain.

 

Leaves of Absence:

            The minutes of yesterday’s session were read and confirmed.

            Mr. Miller was granted leave of absence after today.

            Mr. Hughes. “                                                           “

            (Page 251) Mr. Hardy was granted leave of absence until Tuesday.

           

Report of S. Ga. Nor. College:

            Mr. Thomas reported for the South Georgia Normal School and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            The Laws + Discipline Committee made report as follows + the report was adopted:

 

Dept. of Physical Education H. J. Stegeman Assoc. Professor:

            “We recommend that the Department of Physical Education be created and that H. J. Stegeman be elected Associate Professor + that his compensation be paid as heretofore, and the Board does not assume further liability in regards thereto.  Credits to be allowed and all other details to be left to the Chancellor and Faculty.”

 

Budget Committee:

            The Budget Committee was announced as follows: Conner, Russell, Thomas, Peabody + Pottle.

            The following resolution offered by Mr. Pottle was adopted:

 

Resolution as to Admission to the Bar:

            “Resolved, That it is the service of this Board that all candidates for admission to practice law in this state shall be required to stand the regular examination prescribed by law and that no discrimination shall be made in form of graduates of any of the law schools of the state.”

 

Legislative Committee:

            The legislative committee was amended as follows: Miller, Russell, Thomas, Cleveland + Lawrence.

 

Finance Committee Report:

            Mr. Simmons submitted the report of the Finance Committee which was adopted with the exception of that part dealing with the Law School.  A committee of three consisting of Messrs. McWhorter, Pottle and Thomas was named to investigate the costs of running the department + report book. [For Report of Finance Committee see Book of Reports, Pages 202-205].

            Judge S. B. Adams, a former member of the Board, was invited to a seat with the Board.  Judge Adams thanked the Board for the invitation but did not take his seat with the Board.

 

Law School + Finance Report:

            At the afternoon session the committee on the Law School reported that Dean Morris would appear and tell the Board all about the workings of that department.  Dean Morris addressed the Board.  After some discussion a motion by Mr. Pottle that that portion of the finance committee’s report as to the Law School be adopted was carried.

            A Box of Cigars was presented to the Board with the compliments of Judge Hamilton McWhorter.

 

R. H. Powell Nominated for L. L. D.:

            The name of Prof. R. H. Powell was presented for the honorary degree of L. L. D.  It went to the com on honorary degrees.

 

Change in Commencement Date:

            A motion to change the time for Commencement to the second Wednesday in June was lost.

            (Page 252) Mr. Thompson made the following report for the Committee on Auditing which was adopted:

 

Auditing Committee Report:

            “We have exercised the report of the State School Auditing furnished by Mr. T. W. Reed, Ness., + herewith submit the same as part of our report, the same offering to be full and complete.

                                                                                    Howard Thompson, Chairman

(For Report of Audition se Book of Reports, Page 195)

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning at ten o’clock.

 

 

Athens, Georgia June 20, 1922

 

            The Board met this morning at 10 o’clock.

            The roll was called and the minutes of Monday were read + confirmed.

 

Property Committee Report:

            The report of the Property Committee was made by Mr. Gober + was adopted. [See Book of Reports Pages 196-202].

 

Alpha Zeta Medals:

            Authority was given for the delivery of two gold medals by the Alpha Zeta Society for excellence in scholarship in the Freshman + Sophomore Classes.

 

County Agents:

            A bill to be introduced in the legislature to authorize counties to pay the salaries of county agents as suggested by the College of Agriculture was passed to the Budget Committee.

 

Budget Requests:

            The budget requests of the College of Agriculture were passed to the Budget Committee.

 

Prof. J. C. Hinton:

            The name of Prof. J. C. Hinton, of Mercer, was placed in nomination for the Sc. D. degree + was referred to the committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

Library Committee Report:

            Mr. Peabody made report for the Library Committee and the report was adopted.  [See Book of Reports Pages 194-195].

            The following resolution by Mr. Peabody was adopted:

 

Building Program:

(Typed) Whereas;

            The Alumni and friends of the University of Georgia on their own initiative, have raised a total funds of $1,140,000 which is more than 10 per cent in excess of their share of the program submitted for the expansion of the University and:

Whereas:

            The committee has collected more than 20 per cent of the total subscription and;

Whereas;

            The War Memorial Fund was a part of a definite building and expansion program calling for $3,500,000 and subscriptions were raised with the confident hope that the State would provide $2,500,000, therefore be it;

Resolved;

            That the Board of Trustees approve the building and expansion program projected by the Alumni Society through its War Memorial Fund Campaign Committee calling for a total of $3,500,000 and urge all friends of higher education in Georgia to cooperate in carrying through this effort to enable the University to properly serve the people of the State. (Typed Ended)

 

(Page 253) Y. M. C. A.:

            A motion to increase the appropriation for the YMCA for $1000 to $2500 was lost.

            The follow degrees for the graduating class were ordered conferred:

 

(Typed) University of Georgia

June 20th, 1922

The Honorable Board

                   of Trustees:-

Gentlemen:-

            The Faculty of the University respectfully recommends that the following be passed to the degrees named:-

Master of Arts

            George Linton Hendricks                                  Henry McDaniel Tichenor

            Carl Dewey Laws                                             Margaret May Zeigler

Master of Science

                                                Robert Ivey Allen

Master of Science in Agriculture

                                                Pu Ching Cheng

Bachelor of Arts

            Ellis Howard Dixon

            John Eustace Denmark          summa cum laude

            (Crossed Out)

            Walter Dawson Durden

            Ransom Harris Skeen            cum laude

            Francis M. Bird                                                Edmund Woodruff Hurt

            Mar Richards Colvin                                         Ware Hutcheson

            Harold Morris Cook                                         Joseph Tolleson Kirby, Jr.

            William Frank Daniel                                        Terrell Rainey Perry, Jr.

            Francis Clements Dart                                      Robert Carter Pittman

            Joseph Harry Halpert                                        Mallon Jerome Sheffield

            Boyd David Henderson                                    Joseph LeConte Smith

            Lewis Hamilton Hill, Jr. Earle Erastus Watson, Jr.

                                                Olin Stewart Willis

 

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

            Marguerite Moore Beale                cum laude

            Bunice Celia Adams                                         Queen Elizabeth Holden

            Ruby Marie Bell                                               Alethea Jane Macon

            Alice Klementine Chandler                                Mary Hunter Martin

            Homer Gerald Carreker                                    Marion Baudry Moore

Bachelor of Arts in Education

            Ida Elizabeth Pound                  cum laude

            Ruth Alston Bates                                             Ina Elbin Cooper

                                                Kathleen Drake

Bachelor of Journalism

                                                John Eldredge Drewry

Bachelor of Science

            Charles Morse Slack                  cum laude

            James Rayson Stokes

            James Miller Walker, Jr.

            Benjamin James Broach                                    Marion Lothrop Hanahan, Jr.

            Guilford McGhee Cannon, III                           Charles Frank Whitner, Jr.

            Arthur Benjamin Culbertson                              Abner Thaddeus Persons

            Henry Pickett Dorman  Edward Stephens Wright

            Ralph Lamar Fitts                                             George Washington Wright, Jr.

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

            Merwin Clifford Bailey  Jim Carswell Murphey

            Guy Harris Cooper                                           Henry Allen Robinson

            Hugh William Hosch                                         James Payne Spicer

                                                John Benson Wier

Willard Wise Clark as the class of 1920

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

            Malcolm Angus McRainey                   summa cum laude

            Virgil Carlisle Childs             

            Donald Madison Hastings                     cum laude

            Joel Conyers Bennett                                        Clinton Coleman Kemp

            Jesse Brenard Bookhardt                                  Lonnie Richard Lanier

            Mack Elmer Brand                                           James Lewis Merritt

            John Franklin Brannen, Jr.                                 Joseph Worley Moon

            David William Brooks, Jr.                                 Harold Mercer Morris

            Christopher Thornwell Conyers                         Thomas Leverett McMullan

            John Thomas Cox, Jr.                                       Ernest Morgan Nix

            Dessie Brown Durden                                       John Franklin Reid

            Rowie Vinson Durden                                       Leland Chadwick Rew

            Wilmer Coleman Durden                                  John Robert Slaughter

            Troy Edwards                                                  Frederick Burean Smith

            (Page 254) George Reese Evans                      Charles Daniel Stewart

            Doc George Faulkner                                       William Lacy Tait

            Luther Alfred Griffin                                          Blonnie Hugh Williams

            Luther Marion Harman William Gordon Wingate

            Ralph Waldo Harris                                          Jasper Guy Woodroof

            Columbus Angus Johnson                                 Herbert Emerson Woodruff

Bachelor of Science (Home Economics)

            Susan Marion Brandon Nancy Gurr

            Allea Elizabeth Dorsey  Nancy Elizabeth Haddock

            Anna Belle Drake                                             Wilma Juanita Mitchell

            Lula Blanche Edwards  Sarah Elizabeth Reid

            Buena Ware Freeman                                       Frances Baker Simpson

                                                Mary Elizabeth White

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

            Herbert Glenn Bailey                                        Alva Bethel Davis

Bachelor of Science (Commerce)

            Thomas Jackson Brightwell                cum laude

            Preston Carl Upshaw, Jr.

            William Bryan Almon                                        Dessie Ford (Crossed Out) Johnson

            Samuel Means Boney                                       William Lawton Lamb

            Marion Jack Brodnax                                       Anne Ruth Moore

            Oneal Washington Chandler                              William Thomas Murray

            Carson Elisha Cox                                            Donald Wallace McFarland

            Robert Lee Dasher                                           Paul McGee

            Jarrett LaFayette Davis, Jr.                               Christopher Columbus Pearce, Jr.

            Frank Harold Frost                                           Robert Headden Powers

            Hugh Benjamin Gurley  Owen Reynolds

            Edward McLain Gurr                                       Charlie Asbury Royston

            Rudolph Joe Inman                                           Emmett Norman Smith                                                              Enoch James Vann

                                                Robin Madison Wheaton

Bachelor of Science (Medicine)

            Herbert Steed Alden                                         Leldon Wails Martin

            William Douglas Anderson                                Robert Carey McGahee

            Thomas Gibson Brooks                                    James Beulah Oliphant

            Felix Bert Brown                                              Wallace Lamar Poole

            Julius Doar Johnson                                          Albert Henry Powell

            George Lombard Kelly Thomas Porter Reville

            Charles Beatty Kenney David Steinberg

            Emmette Edward Martin                                   Benjamin Arthur Wilkinson

                                                Perino Boone Wingfield

Bachelor of Laws

            Edwin Ariel McWhorter                with first honor

            Theo Jackson McGee

            William Glenn Thomas                  with honor

            Robert Lanier Anderson, Jr.

            Julian Hartridge

            Andrew Joseph Ryan, Jr.                with distinction

            John Walter Sheppard

            Allen Johnson Arnold

            Bunah B. Bowers                                             Richard Lee Hickey

            Reuben Alvin Braswell  Milton Lee Holcombe

            Joseph Andrew Brown Harvey John Kennedy

            Nephew King Clark                                         Linton Grady Lanier

            Mitchell Seth Dekle                                          Albert Theodore Levis

            Walter Hugh Donohue  James P. McDowell

            Samuel Warren Few                                         James Chalmers Shelor

            John Dewey Godfrey                                        Harvey Henry Tisinger

            Edward James Goodwin                                   J. Frank Troutman

            Herbert Clinton Gray                                        Miller Carswell Walton

            Wesley Thomas Hargrett, Jr.                             John Bryan Wilson

            Jones Hayes

Graduate in Pharmacy

            Russell Edwin Blanchard                                   Thomas Virgil Coleman

            Andrew Bloemink                                             Henry Harris Drewry

                                                Thomas Jackson Sasser

 

                                                                                    Very respectfully,

                                                                                                W. D. Hooper

                                                                                                            Secretary.

(Typed Ended)

 

(Page 255) Dr. Soule:

            Mr. McWhorter moved to hear from Dr. Soule.  Carried.  Dr. Soule said he did wish to be heard since the Board had passed favorably on the requests of the College of Agriculture.

            At the afternoon session the Budget Committee submitted the following report which was adopted:

            “Mr. Chancellor and Chairman of the Finance Committee requested that the Board ask to have the appropriation for the University restored to the amount granted in 1920 with the addition of $10000.00.

 

Budget:

            “Resolved, that the Committee recommend to the Board they approve such request.

            “Resolved, that the Committee recommend to the Board the approval of the amounts requested by the College of Agriculture and the Branch Colleges in their reports, as needed to properly carry forward the work which is requested by the State and reoccurred to the General Assembly the granting of the increases (Crossed Out).”

            Chairman McDaniel appeared + took his seat with the Board, but Vice-Chairman Meldrim remained in the chair on his request.

 

Dr. F. K. Boland:

            The name of Dr. F. K. Boland was submitted for degree of Sc. D., + was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

Brown Fund Com. Report:

            Mr. Brown made report for the Brown Fund Committee + the report was adopted: (See Book of Reports – Pages 205-207)

            Mr. Russell made report for the G. N. + I. College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            The Board took recess until tomorrow morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 21, 1922

           

            The Board met this morning at half past nine o’clock.

            Roll was called + minutes of Tuesday were read + confirmed:

            The following resolution by Mr. Gober was adopted:

 

Law Bldg. Repairs:

            “Resolved, that five hundred dollars or so much as necessary, of the repair fund already appropriated, be applied to supplying the Law Department with proper inside repair, furniture requirement, + to be spent under the direction of the Dean of that College and with the approval of the Chancellor being first hand, + this work to be done as soon as practical.  This resolution is a renewal of a similar resolution passed at the last session of this Board which was not carried at for lack of funds.”

            The following resolution by Judge Gober was adopted:

            “Resolved, that the sum of then thousand dollars be placed in the Budget for repairs + equipment of the University building.”

            (Page 256) The following appointments of ex-officio trustees were announced by Chairman McDaniel, for the ensuing two years.

Ga. School of Technology – H. J. Rowe, J. M. Brown – W. E. Simmons.

N. Ga. Agr. College – Howard Thompson, M. C. McWhorter, Harry Hodgson.

State College of Agriculture – J. W. Bennett, D. M. Hughes, L. G. Council.

State Normal School – Clark Howell – L. W. Cleveland, C. M. Candler.

Ga. Medical College – Bowdon Phinizy – J. B. Nevin – A. A. Lawrence

Ga. Industrial College – J. W. Bennett – Bowdon Phinizy – D. M. Hughes.

South Ga. Normal College – J. R. Pottle – D. M. Hughes – H. R. Goetchius.

Bowden State Normal College – J. B. Nevin – G. F. Gober – H. R. Goetchius.

 

Repairs:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the Prudential Committee was requested to furnish the Chairman of the legislative Committee with an integral statement of needed repairs before the legislature meets.

 

            The following report of the Laws + Discipline Committee was adopted:

            “Resolved, that teach male student be assessed two dollars each year + that the sum raised shall be distributed by the Chancellor to each of the Societies Demosthenian?, Phi Kappa, Economics Society, Agricultural Club, + Engineering Society in co-operation with the presidents of these societies.

            The Board adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

 

 

Monroe, Ga. July 22, 922

 

Resignation Mr. Rowe Ex-officio Member Board of School of Technology:

            The resignation of Mr. Hugh J. Rowe, as ex-officio Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the School of Technology having been received.  Hon. Clark Howell is hereby appointed to fill the vacancy.  This appointment should be placed on the minutes accordingly, + Mr. Howell notified, as well as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the School of Technology.

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel, Chairman.

 

 

Monroe, Ga. Oct. 19, 1922

 

Mr. Nevin Appointed to Vacancy on Committee of Treadwell Trust. Fd.:

            “Dr. Brittain’s resignation of the office of State School Commission having automatically vacated his term of Ex-officio trustee of the University of Georgia, and vacancy is left on the committee appointed at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees in 1921, on the Treadwell Trust Fund.

            Mr. James B. Nevin, a trustee of the University is appointed a member of the committee to fill (Page 257) the vacancy – and the Secretary will enter the appointment on the minutes – and notify Mr. Nevin + Judge Russell, chairman of the committee, accordingly.

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel,

                                                                      Chairman Board of Trustees Univ. of Ga.

 

 

Monroe, Ga. Nov. 1, 1922

 

Mr. Rowe – Ex off. Member Board State Normal School:

            Mr. Hugh J. Rowe, a trustee of the University of Georgia, is hereby appointed a trustee ex-officio, of the Board of Trustees of the State Normal School.  The Secretary will enter this appointment on the minutes + notify Mr. Rowe and Mr. Miller, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State Normal School accordingly.

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel,

                                                                                    Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                    University of Georgia

 

 

Monroe, Ga. Nov. 13, 1922

 

Lucas Hill as Site of John Milledge Dormitory:

            Whereas the trustees of the University by a referendum vote have confirmed the selection of a site on Lucas Hill for the construction of the John Milledge Dormitory by the Prudential Committee, + the selection of Ludlow + Peabody as architects, who have offered to furnish a design for a building to cost ultimately $150,000.00, but for the present to consist of one section to cost $50,000.00, the gift of Clark County, now in the treasury of the University, it is necessary to appoint a building committee for the purpose in question,

 

Building Com:- H. Harris, Chmn. Chan. Barrow H. J. Rowe M. P. McWhorter:

            Therefore the Prudential Committee with the addition of Chancellor Barrow, is hereby appointed the Building Committee of which Mr. Henry Hodgson, Chairman of the Prudential Committee – shall be chairman.  The secretary will inform them accordingly.

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel

                                                                           Chairman Board of Trustees Univ. of Ga.

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 14, 1923

 

            The Board of Trustees met in annual session this afternoon at four o’clock, being called to order by Vice Chairman P. W. Meldrim.

            The session was opened with prayer by the Chancellor.

 

Roll Call:

            All members of the Board were present except Chairman McDaniel, Governor Hardwick and Messrs. Nevin, Lawrence, Pottle, Howell, Cleveland, Callaway, Thomas + Parks.

 

Excuses:

            Excuses were made for Messrs. McDaniel, Lawrence, Howell, Cleveland and Parks and the excuses were accepted by the Board.

 

Minutes:

            The minutes of the last day’s session of the last annual meeting were read and confirmed, also the different orders issued by Chairman McDaniel during the period between the last annual session and this session.

            Committees were named as follows:

Prudential – Hodgson, Chairman, Rowe, Vice Chairman, McWhorter.

Finance – Simmons, Peabody, Rowe, Callaway, Hardy, Nevin.

Honorary Degrees – Conner, Peabody, the Chancellor.

Brown Fund – Brown, Bennett, McWhorter, Pottle, Council, Nevin.

Property – Gober, Hodgson, Phinizy, Goetchius, Thompson.

Insurance – Russell, Hodgson, Rowe.

Library – Peabody, Thomas, Thompson, Hodgson, Miller.

Law Library – Gober, Harris, Simmons, Pottle.

Invitations – Thomas, Hughes, Thompson, Phinizy, Lovvom.

Auditing – Thompson, Goetchius, Thomas.

Laws + Discipline – Candler, Peabody, Bennett, Miller, Council, Phinizy, Pottle, Hughes, Brown, Goetchius, Russell.

Branch Colleges – Harris, Thomas, Russell, Lovvom, Callaway, Hardy.

Athletics – Rowe, Hodgson, McWhorter, the Chancellor.

Legislative – To be named later.

 

Prudential Committee Minutes:

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past year were read.  They were referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline to distribute to proper committees such parts as might be necessary to be reviewed by the different committees.

 

Dr. Hardman’s Report:

            Dr. L. G. Hardman reported for the special committee appointed by the Board at its last session to secure a portrait of Dr. E. F. Starr and the history of his operation for super-public systotomy.  Dr. Hardman made a most interesting talk and exhibited the stone that was taken from a man’s bladder by Dr. Starr in the performing of the first operation of this kind in the history of the world.

 

Further Investigation by Dr. Hardman: 

            On motion of Mr. Gober Dr. Hardman was requested to compile the facts relative to the work of all Georgian (Page 259) in the domain of scientific research and to report from time to time the result of his labors.

            Dr. Hardman was made the custodian of the stone removed by Dr. Starr and any other thing necessary to be preserved until such time as he may make the final report to the Board and deposit the papers and other articles with the Board to be kept by the University.

            On motion of Mr. Peabody the thanks of the Board were extended to the members of this committee for their work.

 

Thanks to Miss Starr:

            The Secretary was instructed to express the thanks of the Board to Miss Alline Starr, of Nocoochee, Ga., for the portrait of her father and for the beef given Dr. Hardman and the committee in the compiling of data on this subject.

 

Invitation to Hardman Hall Dedication:

            President Soule, of the State College of Agriculture, invited the Board to attend the alumni luncheon at the dedication of Hardman Hall next Tuesday as the guests of the College of Agriculture.  The invitation was accepted with thanks.

 

Invitation to Gov-Elect Walker:

            On motion of Mr. Gober an invitation was extended to Gov-elect Walter to sit with the Board during its sessions.

 

To School Supt-Elect Ballard:

            On motion of Mr. Peabody a similar invitation was extended to State School Superintendent-elect Ballard.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the hours of meeting have fixed as follows: 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. and 4 p. m. to 6:30 p. m.

 

Auditor’s Report:

            The report of the State School Auditors on the books of the treasurer was referred to the committee on auditing.

 

Crumbley Letters:

            Certain letters of Mr. G. W. Crumbley concerning the Treadwell bequest were referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Chancellor’s Report:

            Chancellor Barrow made his report and it was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline to distribute to such committees as might be necessary the various recommendation.

 

Degree in Absentia:

            Certain students asked the privilege of having their degrees conferred in absentia.  This privilege was granted to the followings: Omah V. Bandcock, Mary O. Butler, Frank J. Erwin, J. M. Gorman, John G. Hood, Geo. W. Richardson, Geo. H. Ridgway, R. B. Tintly, Mary O. Whitehead, Elizabeth B. Young.

 

Portrait of Geo. Peabody:

            The Board decided to attend in a body the presentation of a portrait of George Peabody, the work of Miss Mary Franklin, to Peabody Education Hall Friday morning immediately after the roll call and the reading of the minutes.

 

Leave of Absence for Dr. R. P. Stephens:

            Application of Dr. R. P. Stephens for leave of absence for about four to six months during the late spring + summer of 1924 was referred to the committee on laws and discipline.

 

Committee on Law Dept.:

            A motion by Mr. Russell that a special committee of not less than three no more than five members be named, to be known as the Committee on the (Page 260) Law Department was carried.  All matters  pertaining to the Law Department are to be referred to this committee and it is understood that the committee is for this session only.  Chairman Meldrim named as members of this committee Messrs. Russell, Bennett + Hodgson.

 

Report of Ga. School of Technology:

            Mr. Harris made that annual report as president of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 10, 1923

 

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock, present all the members except – Gov. Hardwick, Chairman McDaniel, Messrs. Lawrence Pottle, Howell, Cleveland and Parks.

            The minutes of yesterday’s session were read and approved.

 

Presentation of Peabody Portrait:

            The Board adjourned to George Peabody Hall where Dean Woofter presented to the University the picture of George Peabody, a beautiful portrait painting by Miss Mary Franklin who made the gift to the University.  Dean Woofter gave an interesting account of the life and philanthropies of Mr. Peabody.  Miss Franklin, the artist, was introduced to the Board.  Chairman Meldrim accepted the portrait in a fitting manner on behalf of the Board.

 

Board of Visitors Report:

            On reconvening the Board of Visitors made their report to the Board and the report was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.  The Board took recess for ten minutes in order to give the members an opportunity to meet the members of the Board of Visitors.

 

Report of N. Ga. Agr. College:

            Mr. Hardy reported for the North Ga. Agricultural College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Recommendation of Ga. Tech Board:

            Gov. Harris presented a certification for the Board of Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology recommending Prof. Snow and Prof. Seal for the degree of Doctor of Science and Mr. Robert S. Holmes for the degree of Doctor of Literature.  These were referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

Report of Ga. State College for Women:

            Mr. Russell reported for the Georgia State College for Women and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Degree in Absentia:

            Mr. J. P. Hill asked to be allowed his degree conferred in absentia + the request was granted.

 

Report of Bowdon College:

            Dr. Lovvom reported for the Bowdon State Normal College + the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

(Page 261) Leave of Absence for Mr. Brockman:

            Leave of absence for Instructor Brockman of the Chemistry department was granted.

            The following resolution by Mr. Goetchius was adopted and the secretary was instructed to forward a copy to Miss Franklin:

            “Whereas the Board in pursuance of its action of the fourteenth, having repaired in a body to Peabody Hall in the George Peabody School of Education for the purpose of having formally presented to the University and its reception thereof of the portrait of Mr. Peabody, painted and presented by Miss Mary Franklin;

            “Miss Franklin, the artist, had been invited to be present and she was introduced, and by a rising vote the members expressed their gratification at meeting her and of being given an opportunity of viewing the splendid portrait which she had placed in such enduring form.  It was pronounced as a speaking likeness of the great man whose generous philanthropy and love for his fellow-men had prompted from him gifts so materially elevating, and blessing the efforts of men to better the condition of their fellow-men.  Dr. T. J. Woofter, Dean of the School, on the part of the Chancellor and Faculty, gave an interesting and illuminating biographical but brief sketch of the distinguished subject of the portrait and of the donations he had made from time to time.  Especially did he refer to his greatest donation for the Southern section of our country and to the particular gift of the Peabody Fund for the erection of the Peabody Building and the establishment of this school.

            “At the conclusion of this address he presented for Miss Franklin the portrait, which is a most striking evidence of her skill in portraiture.  It had been placed in a most advantageous light for the inspection of the Board during the exercise.

            Judge Peter W. Meldrim, Vice-Chairman, in appropriate language then received the gift for and in behalf of the Board, and as expressive of its appreciation it is now resolved that this portrait is formally accepted and it is directed that it be assigned to the keeping of the Dean of the Peabody School of Education of the University.

            “Resolved, that the thanks of the Board are extended to Miss Franklin and the Secretary will place this preamble and resolution on the minutes and transit a coy to Miss Franklin.

            The following report of the Laws + Discipline Committee, made by Mr. Candler at the afternoon session, was adopted as a whole:

            (Page 262) (Typed) The Committee on Laws and Discipline begs to report as follows:

  1. We recommend that the minutes of the Prudential Committee be approved with the exception of the action of the Prudential Committee in authorizing the degree of Master of Science in Commerce.  We make this exception for the reason that we did not think that the Prudential Committee had the authority or was empowered to authorize this degree.
  2. We recommend that the degree of Master of Science in Commerce be created and authorized.
  3. We recommend that if any students in the University have completed the course which would entitle them to the degree of Master of Science in Commerce that this degree be conferred upon such students at this commencement.
  4. We recommend that Mr. Crumley be given a hearing by the Committee with reference to the estate of Mrs. Treadwell and the claim of some of her heirs to share in said estate.
We recommend that the leave of absence as requested be granted to Professor R. P. Stevens, he to furnish an assistant to do his work in his absence who shall be
  1. satisfactory to the Prudential Committee.

 

Visiting Committee’s Report.

 

            We desire to commend the report of the Visiting Committee in its entirety and that the Legislative Committee of this Board be authorized to invite the members of the Visiting Committee to appear with them before the Legislative Committee at the coming session of the Legislature.

            We especially commend the statement in the Committee’s report as follows:

            “The growth and development of the University must stop where it is today or else a material increase must be provided in its physical equipment and its staff of instructors.”

            We think this statement merits the approval of the Board and should be impressed upon the people of Georgia to the fullest extent.

            We recommend the endorsement of the recommendation of the Visiting Committee with reference to the additional dormitory facilities for women and hope that some means can be worked up whereby this desired result can be accomplished.

            We endorse the recommendation of the Visiting Committee that all students of the Junior and Senior classes who are not enrolled in Military Department be required to take regular physical training under the direction of a professor of physical training and hope some arrangements can be made whereby this recommendation can be accomplished.

            We recommend that the question of the purchase of two linotype machines for use in the Department of Journalism be referred to the Finance Committee.

            We recommend that the recommendation of the Visiting Committee to do away with the spring holidays be not approved.

            We recommend that action on that section of the Board of Visitors report relative to moving up commencement one week be deferred and the Chancellor be directed to take up the question with the heads of the branch colleges and bring in a recommendation on the subject to the Prudential Committee which Committee shall have power to act on said recommendation.  That portion of the report of the Board of Visitors concerning the State College of Agriculture is commended and this (Page 263) Committee recommends that the negro property near the campus of the College of Agriculture referred to in the report, be purchased as soon as possible.

            This Committee recommends that the Chancellor be requested to prepare a report on the four quarter system setting forth definitely what is proposed to be done and the cost thereof and that said report be made to this Board at its next annual session.

 

            The following recommendations are made by this Committee:

 

            That Associate Professor of History, E. M. Coulter, be made a full Professor.

            That Adjunct Professor of Romance Languages, T. S. Holland, be made a full Professor.

            That Instructor in Romance Languages, J. R. Thaxton, be made Associate Professor.

            That F. C. McClure be made Instructor in Romance Languages.

            That Claude Chance be made Tutor in Romance Languages at $600.00 per annum.

            That Adjunct Professor of English, John D. Wade be made Associate Professor.

            That Adjunct Professor of Economics, J. G. Johnson, be made Associate Professor.

            That Alton Hosch be elected as a Tutor in Commerce at $500.00 per annum.

            That a fellow in Physics be elected at a salary of $250.00 per annum.

            That an Adjunct Professor of Zoology be elected.

            That Associate Professor of Mathematics, D. F. Barrow be made a full Professor.

 

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(Page 264) Resolution as to New Law Professor:

            Mr. Miller introduced a resolution calling for the election of Mr. Robert L. McWhorter as professor of Law at a salary of $2300.  It was referred to the special committee on the Law Department.

            Quite a lengthy discussion was engaged in as to grants of the degrees to those recommended by the Board of Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology, some members maintaining that under the rules the nominations must lie over for one year and other that it was the duty of the Board to consider them now.

            Final action on the subject was as follows:

 

Degree of Sc. D. on Prof. F. C. Snow:

            The degree of Doctor of Science as conferred on Prof. Franklin C. Snow by a vote of 16 to 0.  Mr. Peabody and Gov. Brown explained that they voted in favor of the motion to confer the degree on the ground that Prof. Snow as a member of the Faculty of the Georgia School of Technology.  Messrs. Callaway + Conner asked to be excused from voting and they were excused.  Mr. Goetchius asked to be recorded as not voting.  Mr. Hodgson asked to be recorded as wishing to be excused from voting until the committee on honorary degrees reported on the nomination.

 

Action Postponed as to Mr. R. S. Holmes:

            On the proposition to confer the degree of Doctor of Letters on Mr. Robert S. Holmes, Mr. Candler moved a postponement until the next regular meeting of the Board and this motion was carried by a vote of 12 to 7.

 

Degree of Sc. D. for Prof. C. B. Seal:

            The degree of Doctor of Science was conferred on Prof. C. B. Seal.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 16, 1923

 

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock present all members of the Board except Gov. Hardwick, Chairman McDaniel, Messrs. Lawrence, Pottle, Howell, Cleveland, Thompson, Phinizy, Nevin + Parks.

            The minutes of Friday’s session read + approved.

            The report of the Committee on Honorary Degrees was made by Mr. Conner as follows:

 

Miss Mildred Rutherford Litt. D.:

            Your Committee on Honorary Degrees has had under consideration the name of Miss Mildred Rutherford for the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature and report the same back with the recommendation that the degree be conferred.

 

(Page 265) Sc. D. for N. P. Pratt:

            “We have also had under consideration the nomination of Mr. N. P. Pratt for the degree of Doctor of Science and report the same back with the recommendation that the degree be conferred.

 

L. L. D. For H. W. Chase:

            “Also we have had under consideration the nomination of Mr. Harry Woodhum Chase for the degree of L. L. D., and report the same back with the recommendation that the degree be conferred.

 

Ped. D. For W. T. Dumas:

            “Also we have had under consideration the name of Prof. W. T. Dumas for the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy and report the same back with the recommendation that the degree be conferred.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                J. J. Conner, Chairman

            The report of the Committee was adopted and the degrees ordered conferred as recommended.

 

Nominating for honorary degree J. J. Conner:

            Gov. Harris nominated for the degree of Doctor of Laws Hon. James J. Conner, of Cartersville, and the nomination went to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

S. N. S. Report:

            Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School and the report went to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

State Coll. of Agric. Report:

            Mr. Conner reported for the State College of Agriculture and the report was approved by the Board + ordered filed.

 

Report of the Ga. Indust. College:

            Mr. Callaway was called to the chair and Mr. Meldrim reported for the Ga. Industrial College for Colored Youth.  The report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Report for Ga. State Woman’s College:

            Mr. Thompson made a verbal report for the Ga. State Woman’s College and stated that the written report would be filed later.

            Mr. Gober moved to take the resignation of Chairman McDaniel from the table.  The motion was carried.

            The resignation of Chairman McDaniel, which was read to the Board, was as follows:

 

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Mr. Thomas W. Reed,

Secretary, Board of Trustees,

University of Georgia,

Athens, Georgia.

 

My dear Mr. Reed:

            My health will not permit me to attend the approaching commencement of the University; and I cannot be present at the meetings of the Board of Trustees, I will thank you to place before its members this communication.

            The Board, prompted by a spirit of consideration, which has touched me deeply and which will always be cherished among the prized recollections of a long life, has for sometime past relieved me in large part of the duties incident to the Chairmanship.  May of the duties devolving upon me may been generously performed by other members of the Board and by its Secretary, awaiting the time when it might be expected that by regain of strength I would in full measure resume them.

            Since my last  election as Chairman, however, I have been subjected to severe illness and, while my condition is improved, I cannot look forward to a speedy restoration to bodily vigor (Crossed Out) – even such as might, but for my recent sickness, otherwise be compatible with my age.

            In the circumstances I feel impelled to state to you that you must choose another Chairman in order that the duties and responsibilities of the position may be entrusted to one younger and more active than myself – one better able to aggressively promote and advance both the internal concerns and public interest of the University.

            Through the graciousness and favor of the Board I have been its Chairman in continuous succession for a long period of time.  Such work as I have been able to do in behalf of the University’s welfare is regarded by me as a form of public service of the highest order.

            In my work as Chairman I can truly say that I have ever had the full support, cordial sympathy and earnest cooperation of every member of the Board, even as its personnel from time to time changed.  I can say the same as to each and every officer of the University.  With such experience as this, words become inadequate to express the overflowing sentiments of regard and friendship which I entertain for my fellow members of the Board and co-workers in the University.

            During the balance of my term as Trustee, I desire and shall endeavor, in the ranks with the other members, to render the University all the service which my health and strength will permit; but the Chairmanship of the Board must be placed in other hands – less feeble than mine.

                                                                                    Very respectfully,

                                                                                    Henry D. McDaniel

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            (Page 267) Mr. Gober introduced a preamble setting further the Board’s tribute to the work of Chairman McDaniel and an appreciation of his distinguished services and a resolution that his resignation be accepted.  Messrs. Hughes and Callaway spoke in opposition to the acceptance of the resignation.

            Mr. Goetchius offered a substitute that the resignation be not accepted.  The vote was taken on the substitute and it was lost by a vote of 7 to 10.

            The resolution as introduced by Mr. Gober was then adopted as follows:

 

Athens, Ga. June 16, 1923

 

            “Resolved by the Trustees of the University of Georgia in annual session assembled, that

            Whereas, the Honorable Henry D. McDaniel has been an invaluable member of the Board of Trustees from 1889 to 1923, and has been Chairman since 1899; and

 

Resignation Chairman McDaniel Accepted:

            “Whereas he was asked many times that the Board of Trustees accept the tender of his resignation as Chairman, and has on June 14, 1923 again tendered his resignation using this language, “I feel impelled to state to you that you must choose another chairman.” And basing his action on his physical condition, and expressing in strong but contemns language the urgent desire that he must be relived from the detail work incident to such chairmanship; and

            “Whereas during the long years he has been Chairman he has discharged the duties of Chairman with fairness, impartiality, and to the complete satisfaction of every member of this Board without criticism of his administration of the important office; and

            “Whereas the Board of Trustees recognizes the great services that this distinguished Georgian has rendered to his native sate and to the University of Georgia; that in his young manhood, at the call of his country, he went to the War between the States as a Mayor of Volunteers; that in the storm of battle he received serious wounds from which he has every suffered; that after the War he served his state in the Constitutional Convention, in the General Assembly, and for two terms as Governor, discharging all these duties with great credit to himself and to the citizens of the state; and

            “Whereas this Board of Trustees commends the life and the services of this pre-eminent Georgian as worthy of the emulation of the young men of this great Commonwealth in the present and in the coming years, and recommend him as an example for them to follow in civic, moral + political aspirations;

            “Therefore, be it resolved, That only upon the insistence of (Page 268) of Honorable Henry D. McDaniel and at this earnest request, couched in these words: “the chairmanship of the Board must be placed in other hands, less feeble than mine”, and for reasons assigned by him, this Board accepts with reluctance and regret the tender of his resignation as Chairman, and we hope for him a restoration to heath and an extension of life and happiness’

            “Resolved further, that the Clerk of this Board furnish a copy of these resolutions to him, and that they be spread upon the minutes of this Board.”

 

Judge R. B. Russell Elected Chairman:

            Mr. Gober placed in nomination for the Chairmanship Hon. Richard B. Russell and Mr. Bennett nominated Hon. P. W. Meldrim.  Mr. Meldrim declined to allow the use of his name as a candidate for this position.

            Mr. Candler was called to the chair.  After some discussion Mr. Bennett withdrew the nomination of Mr. Meldrim and Judge Russell was elected unanimously.

            Messrs. Gober, Bennett + Brown were appointed as a committee to escort the new chairman to the chair.

            Chairman Russell made a brief talk on assuring the chairmanship in which he expressed his appreciation of the honor conferred on him and pledged his best efforts in the future as he had always given them in the past to the best possible work for every interest of the institution.

 

Hon. H. D. McDaniel Chairman Emeritus for Life:

            Mr. McWhorter moved that Hon. Henry D. McDaniel be made Chairman Emeritus of the Board for life.  This motion was unanimously carried.

 

Finance Committee Report:

            On motion of Mr. Simmons the purchase of two linotype machines for the Department of Journalism was declined on account of lack of funds.

            The Committee on the Law Department made the following report, which was adopted:

            Your special committee on the Department of Law to whom was referred the report of the Dean, begs leave to submit the following report:

            The Dean submitted the following recommendation:

 

Law Department to be Member of Association of American Law Schools:

            “The Faculty of the Law Department ask that you consider the matter of applying for membership in the Association of American Law Schools, and recommend:

            “1. That the Law Department qualify for membership at the meeting of the Association in December 1924.

            “2. That the entrance requirements of one year of college work become effective at the beginning of the autumn term of 1924.

            “3. That the entrance requirement of two years of college (Page 269) work become effective at the beginning of the autumn term of 1925.

            “4. That the requirement of three teachers giving substantially their whole time for membership to be made at the December meeting 1924 of the Association.”

            Your Committee recommend the adoption of the recommendation that the Law Department qualify for membership in the Association of American Law Schools as set for in said report.  The requirement s for membership in the Association of American Law School are as follows:

  1. Books in Library – 5000.
  2. Annual dues $100.
  3. Three teachers giving substantially whole time.
  4. Two years’ college work preliminary to entrance.

                                                Estimate.

            First year class 1922-1923, 68                         College mem. 18 – 9.

            Income from fees $8000.                                  Expenses $

                                                1923-1924

            First year class, 15                                            Income $3720.00

            2nd year – 22                                                   

            3rd – 25                                                            Expenses $

            Your committee further recommends the adoption of the following resolution:

           

R. L. McWhorter Elected as Prof. of Law:

            Resolved, That the continued growth and importance of the Law Department is such as to demand an additional member of the Law Faculty, + that Mr. Robert L. McWhorter be elected as a professor of Law at a salary of $2300 per annum.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Richard B. Russell, Chairman

                                                                                                John W. Bennett

                                                                                                Harry Hodgson

 

Property Committee Report:

            Mr. Gober presented the report of the Property Committee and it was adopted. [See Book of Reports, Page 208].

 

See p 208 Report Book:

            Mr. Meldrim, who had been named as chairman to represent the Board in receiving Hardman Hall at the dedication exercises Tuesday, suggested that a new chairman of the Board having been named, it would be proper to have him accept the building for the Board.

            Chairman Russell said that Mr. Meldrim must represent the Board on that occasion and that he would introduce him at that time.

            Mr. Goetchius moved that the Board do not accept Mr. Meldrim’s suggestion + that it be insisted that he (Page 270) represent the Board at that time.  This motion was unanimously carried.

            Mr. Candler made the following report for the Committee on Laws + Discipline which was adopted:

            “The Committee on Laws + Discipline report as follows:

 

Gymnasium Fee $5.00:

            1. We recommend that the gymnasium fee of all students be increased for $3.00 to $5.00.

 

All Pay Athletics Fee:

            2. We recommend that all students be required to pay the athletic fee unless excused by the Prudential Committee.

 

Red + Black Under School of Journalism:

            3. We recommend that the paper published by the student body, to-wit, the Red + Black be placed under the supervision of the Department of Journalism.

 

Athletic Association:

            4. We recommend that authority be granted the Faculty Chairman of Athletics in conference with the Chancellor to re-organize the Board of Directors of the Athletic Association in conformity with the requirements of the Southern Intercollegiate Conference.”

 

Excuses:

            Mr. Callaway was excused from attendance upon the sessions of the Board after today.  Mr. Council was also excused.  Mr. Simmons was excused from the attendance after Monday.

 

Standing Committee on Law Dept.:

            Mr. Bennett moved that a standing committee of three members be created to be known as the Committee on the Law Department.  Mr. Rowe moved to amend by making that number five.  Another amendment was offered that the Chairman of the Board be chairman of this committee.  Both amendments were accepted and the motion as amended as carried.

 

Honorarium for Minister:

            Mr. Callaway moved that the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated as an honorarium for the visiting minister who preaches the baccalaureate sermon tomorrow.  The motion was carried.

 

Chancellor to Address Legislature:

            On motion of Mr. Harris the Chancellor was requested to appear before the legislature at its approaching session and address that body on the needs of the University and to branches and on education in general.

 

Legislative Committee to go Before Legislature:

            On motion of Mr. Council the legislative committee of this Board is to appear before the legislature at that time with the Chancellor. 

 

Tread-well Committee:

            Mr. Russell now being chairman of the Board, Mr. Gober was appointed in his place as a member of the special committee on the Treadwell bequest.

            The Board adjourned until Monday morning at 10 o’clock.

 

 

(Page 271)

Athens, Ga. Monday June 18, 1923

 

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock, Chairman Russell being absent, on motion of Mr. Gober, Gov. Brown was called to the chair.

 

Roll Call:

            On the roll call the following were present: Messrs. Gober, Simmons, Goetchius, Brown, McWhorter, Bennett, Hughes, Meldrim, Thomas, Hodgson, Rowe, Candler, Miller, Peabody.

 

Minutes:

            The minutes of Saturday’s session were read + confirmed.

 

Excuses:

            Dr. Lovvom and Mr. Nevin were granted excuses for absence.

 

Library Com. Report:

            Mr. Peabody presented the report of the Library Committee + it was adopted [See Book of Reports – Page…].

 

Thanks to Mr. Peabody:

            Mr. Miller moved that the thanks of the Board be extended Mr. Peabody for his generous donation of money with which the interior repairs on the library building had been made.  The motion was carried unanimously by rising vote.

 

Thanks for Donations:

            The Secretary was instructed to properly thank the County of Clarke for its gift of fifty thousand dollars for the new dormitory building; also to thank several persons named in the report of the library committee for gifts of books.

            The following resolution, introduced by Mr. Simmons, was unanimously passed:

 

Thanks to Mrs. Nettie E. Phillips:

            “Resolved, that the thanks of the Board be extended Mrs. Nettie Elsas Phillips, of Atlanta, for her generous gift of $5000 to establish the Benjamin Z. Phillips Law Scholarship Fund in memory of her husband, Hon. Benjamin Z. Phillips with a copy of this resolution.

            The following resolution by Mr. Peabody, was adopted.  It refers to the membership of the University in the Association of American Universities.

 

Questionnaire to Faculty:

            “The Board of Trustees desire to adopt the definite problem of emerging research in some of the departments of the University.  The regard teaching power as the essential and highest qualification of a professor.  At the same time they recognize that a university must provide for original investigation and furnish facilities form time to time, as it may be able, fro a professor especially suited to contribute to the advancement of science and learning.  We wish to encourage graduate work in general, though we are fully aware that many departments are under manner and unloaded + cannot undertake graduate work at the present time.  With these objects in new we request the following information from the members of the Faculty:

  1. Your full name, your baccalaureate degrees with dates + names of colleges.
  2. Your higher degrees, not honorary, with the names (Page 272) of institutions and dates.
  3. A list of the titles of graduate courses taken, after each title give the name of the instructor and of the institution in which he taught.
  4. A list of the books you have published; title, publishers, date.
  5. A list of the articles of a scientific character published in technical periodicals or in other research journals; title of article, title of journal, month + year of publication.
  6. Describe, if you will, any research work in which you are now engaged.
  7. Is your undergraduate work too heavy to permit you to engage in research?
  8. Do you prefer to give undergraduate work exclusively?
  9. What graduate work, not now offered, would you like to offer?
  10. Please state carefully what additional equipment you need to enable you to give the work mentioned in No. 9.
  11. Give a list of your 1922-23 graduate and undergraduate courses with the hours of each.  Should you be relived of some of your work?  If so, of what?”

 

            The Board took recess until four o’clock this afternoon.

 

G. W. Crumbley Treadwell Bequest:

            At the afternoon session a motion of Mr. Candler the Board heard from Mr. Gov. Crumbley who presented some facts relative to a claim of two relatives of the late Mrs. Rebecca J. Treadwell for a portion of her estate.  This matter had been under the consideration of the Laws + Discipline Committee, and as motion of Mr. Candler it was withdrew from that committee and flood before the Board for action.

            Mr. Bennett moved that the whole matter be referred to the committee on the Treadwell bequest to investigate and report back to the next meeting of the Board.  Mr. Simmons moved as a substitute that the request made by the two parties for participation in the funds of the estate be regretted.  The substitute was lost by a vote of 5 to 6 and the motion of Mr. Bennett was carried.

            The Secretary was directed to secure a certified copy of the will and to spread it on the minutes of the Board.

            The following telegram from Gov.-elect Walker was ordered spread on the minutes:

                                                                                   

                                                                                                Monroe, Ga. June 15, 1923

 

T. W. Reed, Sec. 

            Athens, Ga.

 

Gov.-Elect Walter’s Telegram:

            I cordially appreciate the courtesy of the Board of Trustees in inviting me to sit with the Board and deeply regret that the pressure incident to the inauguration; and moving my family to Atlanta make it impossible to accept, (Page 273) I need only say that among all the worthy institutions of the sate, the old mother university has the first place in my heart as evidenced by an unbroken record of personal attendance at commencement for thirty-two years.  I will co-operate with the Board personally and officially one hundred percent in the development of the University.”

 

Branch College G. M. Report:

            Mr. Thomas made report for the Committee on Branch Colleges which was adopted. [See Book of Reports Page…].

 

Budget Committee:

            On motion of Mr. Gober a committee of five to prepare a budget to be presented to the General Assembly was authorized and the chairman announced that he would name the committee later.

            Mr. Candler reported as follows for the Laws + Discipline Committee (Crossed Out).

            “The Committee on Laws + Discipline having had under consideration the annual report of the Chancellor, referred to it, recommends to the Board the adoption of the recommendation that Associate Professor Walker, of the English Department be made Professor.”

 

R. P. Walker Promoted to Full Professor:

            After some discussion a motion to refer this report to the Finance Committee was carried by a vote of 7 to 6, the chairman voting in the affirmative to break the tie.

            The Finance Committee reported that on account of lack of funds the report should not be adopted.

            Mr. Bennett moved to disagree to this report – and his motion was carried by a vote of 8 to 4.

            The report of the Laws + Discipline Committee was then adopted.

            The Board took recess until tomorrow morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 19, 1923

 

            The Board met this morning at 10 o’clock.  The roll was called + the minutes of the preceding day were read + approved.

 

Mr. Candler Leaves the Board:

            Mr. Candler asked for leave of absence to attend the meeting of the Alumni Society, of which he is president.  He stated that at the session of the Society today another would be elected as president + that with that election his membership on the Board of Trustees of his Alma Mater.

            Chairman Russell expressed the regret of the Board at losing the valuable services of Mr. Candler.

            (Page 274) Mr. Goetchius introduced the following resolution which was passed:

 

Publishing of Student’s Speeches in Bulletin + “Items”:

            “Resolved, That the addresses made each commencement by the students representing the colleges comprising the University System (including those delivered June 18, 1923) be published each year in proper order and number, after delivery, in what is known as “The University Items”, the publications to be made under the direction of the Chancellor and the Professor of Secondary Education.

 

Brown Fund Com. Report:

            “Resolved, further, that these addresses be also published in bulletin from + duly circulated under direction of the chairman of the Committee on Bulletin, the Chan approving.

 

Brown Fund Com. Report:

            Gov. Brown submitted the report of the Brown Fund Committee and it was adopted [See Book of Reports Page 213]

 

Budget Com.:

            Chairman Russell appointed the following Committee on Budget.  Messrs. Gober, Brown, Meldrim, Hughes + Conner.

            Dr. L. G. Hardman addressed the Board in regard to the work that had been assigned him in regard to gathering date as to the research work done by Georgians in certain lines of scientific work.

 

Dr. Hardman + Com. on Research Work:

            Mr. Goetchius moved that a Committee of one member of the Board be appointed to serve with Dr. Hardman and that Dr. Joseph Jacobs be also asked to serve on this committee, and that the committee make its report to the Board at its next annual session or to the Prudential Committee if it should be desired to make report earlier.  This motion was carried.

            It was ordered that the papers in the Starr matter be spread on the minutes and published [See Page…].

            The Board took recess until nine o’clock Wednesday morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 20, 1923

 

            The Board met this morning at 9:30 o’clock.  Minutes of the preceding day were read and approved.

            Hon. A. R. Lawton, newly-elected president of the Alumni Society, was presented by Chairman Russell as a new member of the Board.

            Mr. Peabody was named as a member of the Committee on Research Work of Georgians.

            The budget committee, through its Chairman Mr. Gober, made the following report.

            “The committee on the Budget submit the following report upon the Budget to be presented to the legislature for appropriations for the years 1924 + 1925.  We? adopted (Page 275) the following portion of the Chancellor’s report:

            “By an act of the legislature a budget committee was established + the committee has held its meeting.  The Pc presented a budget, which in their judgment represented the needs of the University.  This budget included certain buildings but the stress was laid on maintenance.  During the next biennium, even with the present state appropriation, our income for the biennium will be reduced $60000.  This arises from the fact that the annual contribution of $40000 from the General Education Board classes July 1, 1924.

            “The growth in numbers which has been act forth demands at present an increase in the teaching force.  It seems logical to expect that the numbers will continue to increase.  The budget of the Prudential Committee was, however, based upon the present needs as set forth by the heads of departments. 

            “I hope I have not said too much about our needs.  I have tried to be moderate in many expressions.  As a rule the other unites of the University system are in the dilemma, as the Board knows from members who represent these colleges.

            “The amount which the Prudential Committee asked for maintenance was $150000 for each of the years 1924 + 1925.”

 

            An appropriation of $5000 for the Library and Extension work in connection therewith.  This matter is an urgent need, to keep and maintain the library as it should be.  It is used by the 1500 students in regular attendance as well as 2000 students of the Summer School who are teachers and attend during the six weeks session.

            There is an imperative need for a woman’s dormitory on the campus.  These students have no dormitory at present on the original campus and there are about 174 in attendance who pursue their work in Franklin College.  There should be an appropriation for this building of at least $125000.

            The buildings on the Campus are old and scattered and there is great trouble in keeping them in condition fit for uses.  As heretofore, there should be an appropriation of at least $5000 for each year for repairs.

            The School of Technology asks that its former appropriation of $112500, last year made, be increased by $65000.  This school is in great stress and it seems the failure to give it this appropriation would be disastrous to its proper maintenance, progress and usefulness. 

            Bowdon College has done good work during the past year.  It had an appropriation of $15000 last year and it asks for $30000 per year for the next two years.  It also asks for $100,000 for a dormitory which is needed.

            (Page 276) The State Normal School asks that its appropriation be increased to $100,000 for maintenance.  This is a large school and it seems impossible for it to run on the present appropriation.

            The Georgia State Industrial College had an appropriation to replace a burned building.  It has scraped up in addition to this appropriation about $17500, which has been spent on the construction.  An additional amount is necessary for its completion.  The authorities suggest that $                        will be necessary.  Under the Landscrip Act Georgia agreed to and is obligated to furnish proper buildings for this school, and if the state fails to do it, it will be liable to lose the money coming to it under the Morrill Act of 1890.  It is important that the state meet its obligations in this respect.

            The claims for appropriations for the Agricultural College are set forth in the summary next hereinafter.  It would be idle to present have claims of the Agricultural College or to enlarge on the great work it is doing for the State.

 

(Typed) STATEMENT FOR BUDGET COMMITTEE.

 

University of Georgia

 

For Maintenance                                             $ 150,000.00 per annum

For Dormitory building for men 100,000.00

For Dormitory building for women                    100,000.00

For Physics building                                          150,000.00

For purchase of Real Estate                                  6,000.00

For improvement of Grounds                                5,000.00

                                                                     $ 511,000.00

 

State College of Agriculture

For Maintenance                                             $ 135,000.00 per annum

For State Extension Work                                  55,600.00

For Framers Institutes                                           2,500.00

For offset Federal Smith-Lever                         185,000.00

For Building                                                      200,000.00

For Purchase of Real Estate                                25,000.00

For Equipment                                                    15,000.00

For Improvement to Buildings                             15,000.00

For Grounds                                                         3,000.00

                                                                     $ 636,100.00

 

Georgia School of Technology

For Maintenance                                             $ 177,500.00 per annum

Also need for more buildings stressed.

 

Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youths

Appropriation to complete building.

 

State Normal School

For Maintenance                                             $ 100,000.00 per annum

Such building appropriation as the Normal

  School Committee may ask.

 

(Page 277) Bowdon State Normal College

For Maintenance                                               $ 30,000.00 per annum

For Dormitory building for men 100,000.00

                                                                     $ 130,000.00

 

Georgia State Women’s College

For Maintenance                                               $ 50,000.00 per annum

For Summer School                                              2,500.00

For Deficit                                                          10,000.00

                                                                       $ 62,500.00

 

The Georgia State College for Women

The Georgia Medical College                             No Special Request.

The North Georgia Agricultural College

 

(Typed Ended)

 

            As to the Branch Colleges, the reports to this Board do not specially ask for any increased amounts for maintenance.  They all appear to be doing a good work and should have at least the amount of their last appropriates.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Geo. F. Gober, Chm.

                                                                                                Joseph M. Brown

                                                                                                Dudley M. Hughes

 

            The following were nominated for honorary degrees and the nominations under the rules went over for one year.

            Louise Frederick Hays for the degree of Litt. D.

            J. C. Wilkinson “                                   “ D. D.

            Charles M. Candler “                            “ L. L.. D.

            W. T. Hunnicutt “                                 “ D. D.

            David Marx “                                        “ D. D.

 

            An amendment to the budget committee report was offered + adopted to the effect that any specific requests made by boards of other branch colleges that may be reasonable + proper + approved by the legislative committee of this board have the endorsement of this board. 

            F. A. Stovall was allowed his degree in absentia.

            The faculty recommendation for degrees were then read + adjourned as follows:

 

(Page 278) (Typed) June 19th, 1923

The Hon., Board of Trustees

University of Georgia.

 

Gentlemen:

            The Faculty respectfully recommends that the following students be passed to the degrees named.

 

Master of Arts

            William Park Brooks, Jr.                                   Nell Upshaw

Master of Science in Agriculture

            Chen Chou Hsu                                                William Gordon Wingate

Bachelor of Arts

            Edwin Mallard Everett

            Charles Goodrich Henry                  summa cum laude

            Freeman Cheyne McClure

            Joseph Edgar Chapman                    magna cum laude

            Edwin Thomas

 

            James Kincheloe Mooney                 cum laude

 

            John William Bennett, Jr.                                   Daniel Marshall Pollock

            Austin Ford Dean                                             Marion Davis Seaborn, Jr.

            Franklin Harrison Fuller                                    Robert Bruce Twitty

            Zachariah Clark Hayes, Jr.                                Samuel Lamartine Varnedoe

            Frederick Oscar McKenzie                              Alsa Brown Williams, Jr.

                                                Oscar Rollin Methvin

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science

            Mary Cornelia Abney                                       William Cornelius Fleming

            Grace Allen                                                      George Horace Ridgway

            Blanche Asbury                                                Angelyn Sasnett

            Mary Ormond Butler                                        Carolyn Sims

            Frances Lucile Chumbley                                  Mary E. Sims

            Frank Jennings Erwin, Jr.                                  Elizabeth Barber Young

Bachelor of (Crosse Out) Arts in Education

            Sara Nelle Gilland                                             Ethel Purcell

            Evelyn Powell                                                   Ruth Rae

Bachelor of Journalism

                                                James Keller Harper

Bachelor of Science

            Edgar Mullins Dunstan              summa cum laude

            Elkin Vogt                                    magna cum laude

            James Thomas Adair, Jr.                                   I. Paul Morris

            Robert Matthew Davant                                   Thomas Burdell Phinizy

            John Weyman Davis                                         Joseph LeConte Talley

                                                John Henry Walker, Jr.

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

            William Hugh Young             magna cum laude

            William Floyd Abercrombie        cum laude

            Harry Earl Eldridge                                           James Anderson Newton

            Charles Henry Newton, Jr.

Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)

            Aaron Bush              summa cum laude

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

            Willmarth Winans Drake            with honors

            Omer Clyde Aderhold                                      Henry Gross Kicklighter

            John Lee Bolton                                               Lucius Rosser Langley

            David Frank Bruce                                           Walter Aubrey Lundy

            Sydney Grigsby Chandler                                 Hubert Henry Maddox

            Fleming DuBignon Chastain                              George McDuffie Miller

            Elisha Ketron Davis                                          James Paul Murphey

            Henry Watson Derden                                      Walter L. Patterson

            Erastus Lamar England Young Marion Patterson

            Arthur Francis Gannon  Byron Lester Southwell

            John Wynn Gillespie                                         Addison Knox Swift, Jr.

            Homer Jefferson Hardin                                    Fred Andrew Tanner

            William Joel Hart                                              Howard Otis Thomas

            Oscar Leon Johnson                                         George Amos Turner

                                                Marion Usry

Bachelor of Science (Home Economics)

            Omer Vaughn Badcock                                    Mary Olive Whitehead

            Lillian Shehee                                                   Lucy Ann Wood

            Adra Lois Stillman                                            Annie Saffold Wooten

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

            Clifford Ward Baker                                         I. P. Coulter

            Robert Lee Biggs                                              Columbus Joseph Durham

                                                Thurston McKinnon Levie

(Page 279) Bachelor of Science (Commerce)

            Moses Gustavus Murray, Jr.          With high distinction

            Paul Kemper Anderson                                    Benjamin Franklin Joel, Jr.

            Miller Raiford Bell                                            Robert Lowell Lane

            Robert Bowen                                                  Ernest Algernon Lowe

            George Marion Broadhurst                               James Augustus Morgan, Jr.

            Clarence Elmo Brockinton                                Chester Elijah McRae

            George Judson Clark                                        Morton Nachman

            Jerome Dougherty Davis                                   Thomas Howard Rivers

            Edgar Willis Drew                                            John Frederick Schwalb

            Thomas Russell Everett Luther Clyde Still

            Pierce Eugene Gunby                                        Allen Julian Stickland, Jr.

            Nathaniel Jefferson Harben                               Robert Lee Turman, Jr.

            Samuel Alford Idelson  Louis Sumner Winn                                                      Charles Rupert Youngblood

Bachelor of Science (Medicine)

            John Malcolm Gorman  Powell McRae Temples

            John G. Hood, Jr.                                             Hugh Capers Walker

            John Daniel Lamon, Jr. Earl Loy Warren

            George Williams Richardson

Bachelor of Laws

            Harold Kassewitz        with first honor

            Thomas Hayes Cooley

            James Pittman Hill, Jr.

            Ulysses Vasco Stancil             with distinction

            Enoch Hood Wilkerson

 

            Gordon Worth Chambers                                 Roy Sexton Jones

            Lawrence Douglas Cook                                  Charles Arthur Lewis

            Cyrus West Fields                                            William Howard Mewbourne

            George Griffin Finch                                         John Walton McWhirter

            Harvey Dixon Griffin                                         Howard Pool

            Ernest John Haar                                              James Ralph Rosser

            Ernest Clifford Hogan                                       George Hardy Treadwell

            Edward Young Howard                                    Glenn Cheatham Tyson

                                                Ernest John Wilcox

 

Graduate in Pharmacy

            James Davis Melton                                          Rufus Lester Neville

            John B. Miskof                                                 Francis Abda Stovall

                                                                                   

                                                                                    Very Respectfully,

                                                                                       W. D. Hooper

                                                                                                Secretary.

(Typed Ended)

 

            The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

 

(Page 280) Documents in E. F. Starr Investigation

 

[Copy of Telegram]

Augusta, Ga. June 15, 1923

 

J. S. Stewart,

            Athens, Ga.

            Old Medical Directory give Dr. Starr’s graduation 1844.

                                                                                    W. H. Doughty, Jr.

 

 

[Letter of R. H. Baker]

2. Date of Operation.  The latter part of September 1874.

3. What was operation?  Removing stone from bladder.  You will have to give the operation.

4. Who assisted in the operation?  Dr. John A. Woody, Dr. A. F. Underwood, Dr. W. F. Howard, + Dr. B. F. Chapman.

5. Was the patient anesthetized?  Yes.

6. Name of patient + what was his age?  Benjamin Satterfield + was about forty or forty-five years old.

7. Did he recover?  Yes, + lived for years in Lumpkin County afterwards.

8. Do you know the changes made for the operation?  I only know that Dr. Starr’s daughter (Mamie) sent me a note on Mr. Satterfield for collection of $100 some time after the operation, + presumed it was for this operation.

Note: I think Dr. Starr’s initials was E. F. but am not positive.  You can get this information from Hon. Jesse R. Lumsden, Nocoochee Valley.

                                                                                    Very respectfully,

                                                                                                R. H. Baker.

 

 

[Letter of J. W. Campbell]

Atlanta, Ga. Dec. 7, 1922

 

Dr. L. G. Hardman,

            Commerce, Ga.

My dear Doctor:

            Dr. F. K. Boland called me up this morning and asked me to give you what information I had in reference to Dr. E. F. Starr, of Nocoochee, as you had the information that he was probably the first surgeon in Georgia to remove a stone from the bladder.

            I find quite an extensive sketch of Dr. Starr (Page 281) on page 1030 Memoirs of Georgia, Volume 2.  It makes no mention whatever of Dr. Starr operating for stones in the bladder, but it does mention that he was very successful in treating hernias.

            Dr. Starr removed a stone from the bladder, by ?? operation, which weighed a little more than one ounce about 1875, + reported the operation in the American Journal of Medical Sciences, July 1877.  Pervious to this, Dr. Banks, of Gainesville, had operated many times for stone in the bladder + had removed the parotid gland as early as 1831.

            Dr. W. S. Armstrong removed a stone from the bladder of a farmer from Franklin County in Sept. 1894.  The stone weighed 13.7 ounces. I assisted him in the operation.  He reported it to the Medical Association of Georgia in 1895 (Transaction 195).  This was the largest stone that had ever been successfully removed at that time, for the patient recovered.

            Dr. L. B. Grandy wrote a very brief but impressive article “History of Medicine” which appears in the Transaction of the Medical Association of Georgia 1895, + it is possible that he mentioned Dr. Starr’s operation.

            Dr. Eugene Foster, of Augusta, also wrote a Medical History of Georgia, which appears as Chapter V, Volume 2, Memoirs of Georgia, but I do not recall any special mention of Dr. Starr.

            If I find anything work while, I will let you know.  In the meantime; I am with best wishes.

                                                                                    Yours truly J. L. Campbell,

                                                                                                23 Doctor’s Bldg.

P. S. I will be glad to have you call to see me anytime you are in the city.

                                                                                    J. L. C.

 

 

[Letter of W. B. Townsend]

Dahlonega, Ga. July 14, 1922

 

Dr. L. G. Hardman,

            Commerce, Ga.

Dear Sir:

            Mr. G. M. McGuire, of this place, told us this morning that he saw the operation on Ben Satterfield made by Dr. Starr, assisted by Dr. N. F. Howard, now dead.  He says it was in the fall of 1881.

                                                                                    Respectfully

                                                                                                W. B. Townsend.

 

(Page 282) [Letter of Miss Elleen Starr]

Nocoochee, July 8, 1922

Dr. L. G. Hardman,

Dear Doctor:

 

[This letter evidently an answer to the one below]:

            My father married in 1846 + settled in Rome + became the leading physician of the city, + had a drugstore.  In 1856 my grandfather Williams died and left the old home place to my mother who was his youngest child + was very anxious for her to come back + live in it.  To please my mother, who had always been home-sick for Nocoochee + her own people, my father at a great sacrifice sold out in Rome in 1856 and moved to Nocoochee, where he spent the remainder of his life.  His practice extended over several counties + while he was very successful as a general practitioner, surgery was what interested him most.  I remember one case of which he was proud: a man’s arm at wrist had been shattered by a bullet or shot, I do not remember, only that it seemed impossible. O save it, but he did + the man afterwards told him that arm was just as story as the other one.  When I was a child I remember he kept a boy of a very poor family n our home for several weeks getting him in condition for an operation for cataract which was successful.

            Joe Carron’s little sister Ella, now dead, was born a cripple, one foot deformed, + father straightened it + while never as strong as the other, she could walk without crutches or stick.  Father contributed numerous articles for the medical journals + no duff in some number of 1871 to 1877 could be found the thing you wish.

                                                                                    Yours sincerely

                                                                                                Elleen Starr.

 

[Dr. L. G. Harman’s letter to Miss Starr]

July 5, 1922

 

Miss Elleen Starr,

            Nocoochee, Ga.

Dear Miss Starr:

            Since receiving your letter, I have looked up in the Southern Medical and Surgical Journal that was published in Augusta about that time and after your father graduated, and I find two or three articles in this journal from Dr. E. F. Starr, of Rome.  I would like to know of your father lived in Rome in 1852 or at any time about that time?  I am writing some of the physician to find out from some of the older citizens some information in regard to the operations, etc. and (Page 283) I would like to have any information you can give me.

                                                                                    Yours very truly,

                                                                                                L. G. Hardman.

 

[Letter Dr. L. G. Harman to Miss Starr]

June 19, 1922

 

Miss Elleen Starr,

            Nocoochee, Ga.

Dear Miss Starr:

            I presented the matter of the discovery your father made to the Trustees of the University of Georgia last Friday, and they appointed a committee to confer with you to see whether or not you would be willing to present the stone and a picture of your father, to be placed in the Medical Department of the University of Georgia with a short history of his work.  I would be glad to hear from you in regard to the matter.  Chancellor Barrow, Judge Enoch Callaway + myself were the committee appointed.

            I would be glad if you would give me the name of the patient, the date of the operation and whether or not the patient lived.  I think this would be quite an honor bestowed upon your father and I am doing what I can, and at the same time, I think it would be an interesting matter to the State of Georgia.  I would like to know if your father graduated at the University of Georgia or where he graduated, and whether or not he attended the literary department of the University and if so, when.

            Thanking you for this information, I am.

                                                                                    Yours very truly

                                                                                                L. G. Hardman.

 

[Letter of Messrs. Starr to Dr. Hardman]

Nocoochee, June 20, 1922

Dr. L. G. Hardman:

Dear Doctor Harman:

            Your letter in regard to presenting the stone and father’s picture to the Medical Department of the University of Georgia has just been received.

            You have spoken to me about presenting them to the Augusta Medical College where my father graduated.  He never attended the University of Georgia.  He and Dr. James Phillips attended what at that time was considered an excellent school, [I do not know whether it claimed to be a college] in Clarkesville taught by a Northern man whose name I cannot recall.  The place was afterwards bought by Gen. Toombs + Hon. Judge Bleckley + is now owned by my nephew-in-law, Mr. J. E. Stewart. (Page 284) The man on whom father performed the operation was a Mr. Satterfield, of Dahlonega, who lived years after this operation.  I do not remember the year for I was just a young girl at the time.  But wouldn’t the date and facts of the case be found in the pamphlet you told me of?  But which by the way I never got.  If not, I am sure an account is given in an article in “Memoirs of Georgia” Vol. 1.  I had a copy of it but gave it to my sister and it was burned when her house was destroyed by fire.

            I will be glad to give the stone and have father’s picture placed in the University, + appreciate what you have done towards having his work recognized.

                                                                                    Yours truly,

                                                                                                Elleen Starr.

 

[Letter of Dr. Harman to Miss Starr.]

June 22, 1922

 

Miss Elleen Starr,

            Nocoochee, Ga.

Dear Miss Starr,

            I am in receipt of your letter and have communicated your willingness to furnish the picture of your father and the stone to Chancellor Barrow and Judge Callaway, who are on this Committee.  I appreciated this very much + I am sure it will be appreciated by others.  When you have the matter ready, I shall be glad to take charge and have it placed in a desirable place.  It is a pleasure to me to be of service in honoring your father’s name in which I think he so richly deserves.

                                                                                    Yours very truly,

                                                                                                L. G. Hardman

 

[Letter of Dr. Hardman to Miss Stone]

June 29, 1922

 

Miss Elleen Starr,

            Nocoochee, Ga.

Dear Miss Starr:

            I have had a talk with Dr. Howard A. Kelly of Baltimore, with reference to your father, + he is anxious to put something of his work + the operation in his new book, + if you can possibly get me the names of anyone who would likely know about the operations as to the date and know something about the patient, I would be very glad to have them.  I understand he graduated at the Medical College at Augusta in 1844.  I have looked in Knight’s Memorials of Famous Georgians and I do not find (Page 285) anything except it mentions Elijah Starr, of Nocoochee.  Would there be anyone at Dahlonega, physician or anyone who would likely know about it?

            Thank you for this information, I am.

                                                                                    L. G. Hardman

 

[Letter of Miss Starr to Dr. Hardman.]

Nocoochee, July 1, 1922

 

Dear Dr. Harman:

            I found a copy of Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. 2, gotten out by the Southern Historical Society, which gives a sketch of my father, tells of his having been surgeon of 24 Ga. Recipient during Civil War.  Tells of his graduation from Augusta Med. College in 1844 and states that during his first year’s practice he successfully treated a case of inguinal hernia in Towns County (was this located in Nocoochee) and had since operated several times with equally satisfactory results.  But I didn’t mention the removable of the stone.

            I have asked several of the older men in Nocoochee + while they remember the operation, they do not remember dates.  I do not remember the initials of the man, but know the Mr. Satterfield was a merchant in Dahlonega.  I remember hearing my mother say that in a city the man would have had to pay a large sum of money + the most father got was some dry goods from his stone.  Dr. N. F. Howard was the physician in Dahlonega but had long since died.  There is a memoir of him in the same volume.  Mr. Luwisden? Said there was an account written up for the Dahlonega paper at the time – and of course must have been in the Medical Journal, but I do not know how to trace these.

            I am sure the operation was performed about 1877.  Am sorry I am not able to give you more satisfactory date.  Again but we thank you for the interest you have shown.

                                                                                    Yours sincerely

                                                                                                Elleen Starr.

           

(Page 286)

Atlanta, Ga. August 25, 1923

 

            The following members of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia are hereby appointed as members of the Prudential Committee.

            Howell C. Erwin, chairman

            Harry Hodgson,                                                Athens, Ga.

            Hugh J. Rowe,

            Marcus P. McWhorter                                     Greene County, Ga.

 

                                                                                    Richard B. Russell,

                                                                                                Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                                            University of Georgia

 

 

Atlanta, Ga. Sept. 12, 1923

 

            In new of the fact that at the recent annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia it was impossible for the Board to complete its session by attending to all of the matters which should have been determined by the Board, I deem it my duty, as the adjournment was taken subject to my call, to re-assemble the Board for the purpose of completing several unfinished matters and for the consideration of nay business which may be properly brought before the Board.

            An additional reason which compels me to re-assemble the Board is the immediate pressing necessity for the consideration of what shall be done as to the deficiency caused by the explication of the donation of the General Education Board; and also to consider what is to be done with the communication with reference to the negro college at Savannah and the demands urged by the United States Department of Education.

            The Board is therefore called to meet in the Supreme Court Room, State Capitol, Atlanta, Ga. on Monday morning Sept. 24, 1923, at 10 o’clock.

                                                                                    Richard B. Russell,

                                                                                                Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                                            University of Georgia

 

 

(Page 287)

Atlanta, Ga. Sept. 24, 1923

 

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock in the Supreme Court room, being called to under by Chairman Richard B. Russell.

            The roll was called, the following members being present: Gov. Walker, Chairman Russell, Messrs. Hardy, Pottle, Barrett, Gober, Hughes, Meldrim, Lawton, Goetchius, Fleming, Conner, Lovvom, Thomas, Cleveland, Nevin, Rowe, Hodgson, Lawrence, Simmons, Callaway.

            Chairman Russell presented the new members of the Board, Messrs. Lawton, Barrett, and Fleming.

            Excuses were made for Messrs. McWhorter, Hodgson + Peabody who were absent.  The excuses were accepted.

            The report on the Georgia State Industrial College which was made following an inspection of the institution by the specialist in charge of Land-grant College Statistics of the Department of Education at Washington was read by the Secretary for the important of the Board.

            Judge Meldrim spoke in regard to the report, he being chairman of the Board of Directors of that institution.

            Judge Gober introduced resolutions on the subject.

            Talks were made by Chancellor Barrow, Messrs. Callaway, Gober, Hughes, Goetchius, Lawton and Russell.

            The resolution was the voted on and adopted unanimously as follows:

            “Resolved, That the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia pledges itself to comply in good faith with requirements of the Department of the Interior in the handling and use of the Morrill Fund of 1890.

            Resolved further, that the committee of the Board on Legislation be instructed to prepare under the approval of the governor such bill or bills as may be necessary to meet the requirements of the Department of the Interior and to present the same to the next session of the General Assembly and to urge their passage.

            Resolved further, that the Chancellor of the University be directed to supervise said College for this Board, to make such changes in curriculum as may be proper (Crossed Out) order to comply with the requirements of the Department of the Interior and to suggest such changes as practiced within the funds of the institution n the teaching force.

            Resolved, further, that the Chancellor, together with the officers of the local Board, work out a plan for the enlargement of said institution, and that he make report of the same at the next annual meeting of this Board.”

            (Page 288) The following resolutions, introduced by Judge Callaway, was adopted:

            “Whereas the General Assembly of Georgia for the past several years has been making annual appropriations to the Medical Department of the University of Georgia for the maintenance of a school of Public Health and Hygiene or Preventive Medicine, thereby requiring the maintenance of such School by said Medical Department, and

            “Whereas, in pursuance of such legislative authority, said Medical Department has established said School of Preventive Medicine – and the same is now in successful operations, and it is both appropriate and necessary that the proper degrees earned by students in said school of Preventive Medicine should be conferred upon the graduates of said Medical Department of the University, namely, by the Local Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Faculty of said Medical Department with the approval of the Chancellor,

            “Therefore, be in resolved by the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia that the following degrees by conferred upon students in said School of Preventive Medicine of said Medical department in the same manner as the degrees of Doctor of Medicine are now conferred by said Medical Department upon the terms and conditions as herein set forth, to-wit:

Degrees

Bachelor of Public Health

Pre-requisite: The student must have completed a course of study qualifying him to matriculate as a student of the Medical College.  The satisfactory completion of an approved program of at least one year in the School of Public Health will be necessary to obtain the degree of Bachelor of Public Health.

            Doctors of Medicine completing a minimum of six weeks intensive training in the School for Public Health, combined with actual experience in City, County or States Health Department under the supervision of the Director of the School of Public Heath and the Commissioner of Health of the State of Georgia are granted this degree after passing a satisfactory examination.

 

(Page 289) Master of Public Health

            The Master’s degree represents one year’s advanced work following the Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or its equivalent.  The work may be wholly or only partially and the School Doctor of Medicine having had six weeks intensive training in the School of Public Health and having completed a satisfactory program of City, County or State Public Health work under the supervision of the Director of the School of Public Health and Commissioner of Health of the State of Georgia are granted the degree.  The program must be presented in writing before being undertaken and its duration will depend upon the qualifications of the candidate and the nature of the work.

 

Doctor of Public Health

            Doctors of Medicine who have conclude at least one year’s training in the School of Public Health or its equivalent, and who have spent one year in the completion of an approved program are granted this degree after presenting a thesis and undergoing an oral examination.  The program outlined may deal with City, County, or State Health work in any or all their respective phases.

 

            The following resolution introduce by Judge Gober was adopted:

            (Typed) Whereas the donation of $40,000.00 by the General Education Board will be withdrawn on and after July 1924 and the Legislature has made no appropriation to furnish an amount to replace this fund and

            Whereas this Board is committed to the proposition to pay reasonable salaries to the officers and Professor of the Institution to the extent of their resources but with such economy as is possible and

            Whereas in the limited time at the Annual Commencement in the stress of business it has been found impossible to take up and properly consider the matters hereinafter referred to, therefore

            Be it Resolved that a Committee of five from the Board be appointed by the chairman to take into consideration and report to the next annual meeting of the Board upon the following matters with their recommendations thereon, to-wit:-

            (Page 290) (a) The amount of pay drawn by each officer of the University and the services rendered therefore.

            (b) The amount of teaching force in each Department, the amount of work done by each Professor or Teacher, the hours given to the work and the number of students taught.

            (c) The standard maintained in each Department and the relations between the students and professors.

            (d) To consider and report upon any matter of economy that is practical and advisable in the administration of the affairs of the University.

            (e) To take into consideration and report any recommendations they any think proper in reference to any promotion or honorary degrees in any departments.

            Resolved further that said Committee upon the call of the Chairman shall have and exercise the power of the Board to meet at any time in Athens during the season of the University and to go through the different departments of the University in order to make proper report upon the matters committed to them herein.

 

            Resolved further upon the approval of the Chairman of the Committee the Secretary of this Board shall pay to each member of the regular per diem and mileage allowed members of the Board for services out of any available money in the Treasury, - not out of money appropriated by the Legislature for maintenance. (Typed Ended)

            The committee on the Treadwell bequest reported as follows and the report was adopted;

(Page 291) (Typed) COPY

Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 24th, 1923

 

To the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia:-

            Your committee appointed to look into and report upon the status of the bequest to the University made by Mrs. Rebecca J. Treadwell of McDonough, Henry County, Georgia, deceased, submit the following report:-

 

            Mr. S. W. Carson of Atlanta was appointed Executor under the will and has qualified and acted as such.  He had the will probated in solemn form, a copy of which and codicil was kindly furnished by him, and is attached to this report.  The provisions of the will and what the University is to get under it and the terms of the trust appear from the will.

            Mr. Carson estimates that the trust fund going to the University--that is the fund from which the University will receive the interest--will amount to between forty and fifty thousand dollars after paying the other legacies--have been paid, and the balance, one fourth, will be paid, as he hopes, by February, 1st, 1924.  There is a trust fund of ten thousand dollars given the Georgia Baptists Orphans Home at Hapeville to be paid and also a donation of one thousand dollars to the Agnes Scott College at Decatur which must be paid.  There is a claim set up by one Mr. Oglesby for $10000.00 against the estate, based on a claim for services in nursing and attending the deceased and her husband.  Mr. Carson informed your committee that he thought this claim could be compromised for $2500.00 and that it would be to the interest of the estate to do this.  He would like to have the authority of the Board to act in the matter and we so recommend.

 

(Page 292) (Typed) -2-

 

            Certain nephews of the testatrix came before the Board at the last commencement at Athens and asked that they be paid five hundred dollars each, basing their claim upon the fact that certain other nephews, or those related in the same degree, had been given by the testatrix legacies in like sum.  Mr. Carson thinks, and so does your committee that they have no legal claims.  The will has been probated in solemn form; the testatrix had more than one hundred relatives and as to why and for what reason she did not remember these people in her will was a matter for the testatrix.  Your committee is of the opinion that they have no legal claim and further that this Board has no authority to donate to them any part of this fund.

            Mr. Carson understands from the will that he is to manage this fund as trustee, to loan it at seven per cent on real estate and to pay over the interest as he received it to the Board of Trustees fro the use and purposes of the Trust.  There is also a question as to how and in what way the beneficiaries are to be nominated and by whom.  This is a matter which should be understood between Mr. Carson and the Board and a proper resolution passed in reference to it.

            The will asks that this fund should be known and called:-  The T. J. Treadwell and Rebecca J. Treadwell Memorial Fund.  The provision of the will is that this fund shall be given to the beneficiaries and not loaned to them as Mr. Carson understands.  In this respect it differs from other trust funds for the benefit of beneficiaries held by the Board.  It seems that neither the Testatrix nor her husband had any children and that during her lifetime she did much to help deserving students get an education but her assistance was always furnished as a gift without any strings to it.

 

(Page 293) (Typed) -3-

 

            Mr. Carson is a wide awake, active business man of Atlanta.  He is a good friend of the University and the University is indebted to him for this donation in this that when he was consulted by the Testatrix and she expressed the desire to give the residue of her estate to educational purposes as outlined in her will he suggested to her the placing of this fund in the hands of this Board to carry out her wishes.

            Mr. Carson states that he hopes to turn over some of the accrued interest to the board on or about February 1st, 1924, depending on his ability to make collections.

            Your committee recommends:-

            (a) That said Trust fund be accepted by the Board under the terms of the will.

            (b) That in consultation with Mr. Carson rules be made as to the handling of the fund and the appointment and selection of beneficiaries, such matters to be presented to the Board at the next meeting.

            (c) That any money paid over on this donation be held by the Treasurer intact until further order.

            (d) That said fund be denoted and known under the name given it by the Testatrix.

            (e) That a standing committee of four be appointed, of which the Chairman of this Board shall be a member and Chairman, to represent the Board in the handling of this fund; to recommend to the Board the names of the beneficiaries under rules agreed to by Mr. Carson.

            (f) That the will and codicil thereto hereto attached by spread on the Minutes of the Board.

            (g) That the Oglesby claim be settled by Mr. Carson on the best terms possible, but the payment on such account not to exceed $2500.00

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                    (Signed) Geo. F. Gober, Chairman,

                                                                                                James B. Nevin,

                                                                                                            Committee.

 

(Page 294) (Typed) STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF FULTON.        IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN.

            I, MRS. REBECA J. TREADWELL, being of sound mind and disposing memory, and mindful of the uncertainty of life, do hereby make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking any and all wills by me heretofore made, as follows, to-wit:

ITEM 1            I desire to be buried in a Christianlike manner by the side of my deceased husband at McDonough, Georgia.

ITEM 2            I desire my Executor to pay at once all my just and lawful debts.

ITEM 3            I hereby direct my Executor to pay the following devises as soon after my decease as he can collect in sufficient money for the money; I direct my said Executor to pay from my estate the income taxes on said devises so that said amounts shall be net to the devises:

             (a) Two Thousand ($2000.00) Dollars to each of the children of Warren Treadwell who survive me.

            (b) Two Thousand ($2000.00) Dollars to W. E. Treadwell.

            (c) Two Thousand ($2000.00) Dollars to Lula Brewer, daughter of W. E. Treadwell.

            (d) Two Thousand ($2000.00) Dollars to Mrs. Ind. Roberts, daughter of W. E. Treadwell.

            (e) Four Thousand ($4000.00) Dollars to be equally divided among the children of John A. Treadwell who survive me.

            (f) Two Thousand ($2000.00) Dollars to each of the children of Mrs. Catherine Moseley, who survive me.

            (g) Two Thousand ($2000.00) Dollars to each of the children of F. S. Treadwell who survive men.

            (h) One Thousand ($1000.00) Dollars to Elijah Oglesby of McDonough, Georgia.

            (i) Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars to each of the children of my sister, Elizabeth Love, who survive me.

            (Page 295) (j) Five Hundred ($500.00) to the son of my sister, Caroline Cook, if he survives me.

            (k) Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) Dollars to each of the children of Martha Love, who survive me.

            (l) One Thousand ($1000.00) Dollars to Mrs. Pearl Treadwell, wife of B. H. Treadwell.

            (m) Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars to my great-nephew, Owen Love.

            (n) Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars to Hardy Moseley.

            (o) One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars to Mrs. Fannie W. Treadwell.

            (p) Five Thousand ($5000.00) Dollars to Mrs. Rebecca Landrum.

            (q) One Thousand ($1000.00) Dollars to Agnes Scott College at Decatur, Georgia, to establish a scholarship to be known as the “Rebecca J. Treadwell Scholarship”; the money to be invested and the income to be given each year to some poor but deserving girl.

            (r) Ten Thousand ($10000.00) Dollars to S. W. Carson as Trustee and his successors, said money to be invested by said Trustee in first loan deed on approved property in Atlanta or its vicinity and the net income therefrom to be turned over to the Georgia Baptist Orphan’s Home at Hapeville.  In case of the resignation or death of S. W. Carson, his successor shall be appointed as provided in Item V of this Will and under the same restrictions.  This is to be a Memorial in memory of Thomas J. and Rebecca J. Treadwell, husband and wife.

            (s) Eight Thousand ($8000.00) Dollars to Mrs. Pearl Kirkwood and her two daughters of Corona, Alabama.

            (t) Eight Thousand ($8000.00) Dollars to Mrs. Bennie Auxford and her three daughters.

            (u) Fifteen Hundred ($1500.00) Dollars to be divided (Page 296) (Typed) among those children of Mrs. Bonnie Woolley who survive me.

            (v) Three (3.00) Dollars each month to my old servant and driver, “Charlie”, for and during his natural life.

 

ITEM IV          I hereby will and devise the following personal property belonging to me as follows:

            (a) To Mary Kate Oxford, my great niece, my ladies gold watch and chain.

            (b) To Lizzie Moseley, my great niece, my diamond brooch.

            (c) To Mrs. Rebecca Landrum my small solitaire diamond ring.

            (d) To Mrs. Witzy Moseley, wife of Owen Moseley of McDonough, Georgia, my large diamond ring.

 

ITEM V           All the rest and residue of my property of every kind and description, whether real, personal or mixed and wherever located I will, devise and bequeath to S. W. Carson as Trustee for the following trust: I desire that said Trustee shall as rapidly as possible convert said residue into cash and loan the money derived therefrom to responsible persons, taking as security first loan deeds on property located in Atlanta or vicinity, with as large a rate of interest as can be secured and at the same time have ample security.  Said Trustee shall turn over the net income from said loans to the State University of Georgia, at Athens, Georgia, for the purpose of educating poor and deserving boys, no boy to receive more than two Hundred Dollars per year; said fund to be know as the “Thomas J. and Rebecca J. Treadwell Memorial.”

            In case of the resignation or death of the said S. W. Carson I hereby direct that the Ordinary of Fulton County, Georgia, shall designate in writing a successor who shall at once become vested with all the rights and  powers of the said Carson, except that the successor of said Carson, shall, before entering upon their duties as Trustee, execute a good and sufficient bond for twice the amount of said trust estate, payable to the Ordinary of Fulton County, Georgia and his successors in office for the faithful discharge of their duties; and said Ordinary of Fulton County shall (Page 297) (Typed) in like manner from time to time fill all vacancies in said trusteeship so that said fund may be a perpetual fund for the purposes aforesaid.

 

ITEM VI          I hereby nominate and appoint S. W. Carson as Executor of this my last Will and Testament on account of the love and confidence my deceased husband and myself have in him, and hereby (Crossed Out) give him full and complete power and authority to sell and convey any and all property that I have at either public or private sale, without any order form the Courts of this or any other State and on such terms as he thinks best; to execute any deeds in pursuance of any bond for title that I may make during my lifetime, without order from any Court.  I desire that he be not required to file inventory or appraisement or make returns to the Courts of this or any other State.

            In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 19th day of November in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen.

                                                                                    Mrs. Rebecca J. Treadwell (SEAL)

The foregoing instrument, consisting of four pages, was signed in our presence by the Testatrix, Mrs. Rebecca J. Treadwell, and by her declared to be her last Will and Testament, and we at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other, have set our names and residence as Witnesses:

 

F. M. Berry                              Fourth National Bank, Atlanta,

 

Chas. A. Bowen                       1622-30 Healey Bldg., Atlanta

 

C. L. Adams                            414 Empire Building, Atlanta

 

GEORGIA

Henry County

 

            In the Court of Ordinary, I. A. G. Harris, Ordinary of said County, and Ex-officio Clerk of the Court of Ordinary, certify (Crossed Out) that the foregoing 6 pages of printing and writing contain a full, true and complete copy of the will of Mrs. R. J. Treadwell, deceased, as the same appears of record and file in this office.

 

            Witness my hand and the seal of said Court at McDonough, Georgia, this 6th day of January, 1921.

 

                                                                                    A. G. Harris,

                                                                                    ORDINARY EX-OFFICIO CLERK.

 

(Page 298) (Typed) Copy

 

STATE Of GEORGIA

COUNTY OF HENRY.

            I, MRS. REBECCA J. TREADWELL, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and being desirous of adding to my last WILL AND TESTAMENT, dated November 19th, 1919, certain additional bequests and making certain changes therein, do hereby make, publish and declare this Codicil to my said Will as follows:

ITEM A:          I hereby add to Item III of said Will  and Testament, with the same provisions as therein contained, the following bequests:

            (1) To my niece, Mr. Daisy Fincher, One Thousand ($1000.00) dollars.

            (2) To my nephew, Will Moseley, Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.

            (3) To my niece, Polly Moseley, Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.

            (4) To John Moseley, Ben Moseley, Frank Moseley, George Moseley, Dock Moseley, sons of Ben Moseley, deceased, Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars each.

            (5) To John Moseley, Jim Moseley, Ira Moseley, Angie Hammonds and Ida Hammonds, children of Jose Moseley, deceased, Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars each.

            (6) To my niece, Mrs. Maggie Collins, Five Thousand ($5000.00) Dollars.

            (7) To my niece, Mrs. Nannie Willingham, Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.

            (8) To my niece, Mrs. Thomas Morris, Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.

            (9) To my niece, Mrs. Jennie Harper, Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.

            (10) To my nephew, Rod Oglesby, Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars.

            (11) To Mrs. Fannie F. Oglesby, wife of Elijah Oglesby, One Thousand ($1000.00) Dollars, as a token of my appreciation of her loving care and attention to me.

            (Page 299) (Typed) (12) To Mrs. Sallie Love, wife of Peter Love, One Thousand ($1000.00) Dollars as a token of my appreciation of her love and attention shown me.

            (13) To Wm. Clifton Carson, Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars as a resemblance of the love that my deceased husband and I had for him.

 

ITEM B:           I hereby revoke Section “f” of Item III of my said will and substitute therefore the following: Two Thousand ($2000.00) Dollars to Kate Kirkwood, wife of Same Kirkwood.

                        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 6th day of July in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Twenty.  “Fulton” erased and Henry inserted before signing.

                                                                                    Mrs. R. J. Treadwell (SEAL)

 

The foregoing instrument, consisting of two pages, was signed in our presence by the Testatrix, Mrs. Rebecca J. Treadwell, and by her declared to be a Codicil to her last Will and Testament, which was dated Nov. 19th, 1919, and we at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other, have set our names and residence as WITNESSES:

 

J. M. Gilmore                           McDonough, Georgia.

A. N. Brown                            McDonough, Georgia.

Epps Branan                             McDonough, Georgia.

 

(Typed Ended)

 

            (Page 300) On motion of Mr. Gober the legislature is to be asked to provide $60000 for the Ga. Industrial College at Savannah for the needed improvements there and also to appropriate an additional sum of $25000 to match the proposed gift to that institution for the General Education Board.

            On motion of Mr. Lawton the treasurer was directed to sue such notes of the Brown Fund and other trust funds as he and the Chairman might think should be sued.

            On motion of Mr. Gober the treasurer was directed to bring the amount of insurance on the law library up to fifteen thousand dollars.

            The security was directed to express to Mrs. A. H. Neon the thanks of the Board for the gift of two thousand dollars through the will of her husband.

            The following Committees were announced by the chairman:

Legislative: Lawrence, Chairman, Fleming, Lawton, Callaway, Nevin, Barrett, Cleveland, Pottle, Hughes, Council, McWhorter.

On Invest System: Gober, Chairman, Fleming, Hardy, Cleveland, Miller.

On Treadwell Fund – Russell, Chairman, W. N. Barrett, Ervin.

            The following appointments of ex-officio members of Branch College Board of Trustees were made:

Ga. Industrial College – Lawton, Nevin.

State College of Agriculture – Simmons.

Ga. Medical College – Fleming.

North Ga. Agr. College – Barrett.

State Normal School – Ervin.

 

            The Board then adjourned.

                                                                                    R. B. Russell, Chnm.

T. W. Reed Sec.

 

 

Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 20, 1923

 

            It appearing from a letter from Hon. B. S. Miller, a member of the special committee appointed to examine into the finances of the University as related to the members of the Faculty, that it will be possible for him to serve at this time as a member of such committee, it is therefore order that Hon. W. E. Simmons be appointed as a member of said committee.

                                                                                    Richard B. Russell

                                                                                    Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                    University of Georgia

 

 

(Page 301)

Atlanta, Ga. May 19, 1924

 

T. W. Reed, Sec. + Treas.

            Athens, Ga.

Dear Sir:

            At last commencement I made no appointments to fill the positions of Trustees at the North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega.  Since that time I appointed Mr. Barrett to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of Hon. Howard Thompson, but made no change as to the other members.

            I am unable to ascertain whether Hon. Marcus P. McWhorter.  Has permanently charged his residence to the State of Wisconsin or not and assume, from the fact that he has not resigned as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University, that his absence from the State is perhaps temporary.  However, I learn that he will not be back in Georgia at the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the branch college at Dahlonega which occurs in June, and as the University should be fully represented at these meetings I hereby appoint George F. Gober as a member of the Board of Trustees of the North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega in lieu of Marcus P. McWhorter.  The appointment to last until the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University. 

                                                                                    Sincerely,

                                                                                    Richard B. Russell

                                                                                                Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                                            University of Georgia

 

 

Atlanta, Ga. May 23, 1924

 

T. W. Reed, Sec.,

            Athens, Ga.

Dear Sir:

            I have just received a letter from Mr. Harry Hodgson stating that on account of the approaching marriage of his daughter he will be unable to be present at the approaching meeting of the Trustees of the North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega.  I consider it very desirable that there be present all of the meeting of the representatives from the University Board of Trustees so as to show them that the Old Mother is not reflecting her guardianship of these children of the State.

            As Mr. Hodgson cannot be present, I have appointed Hon. Howell C. Erwin (pro hoc vice) in accordance with Mr. Hodgson’s request that someone be appointed for this meeting in his stead.  Please make a minute of the appointment and notify Mr. Erwin.  With assumes of kindest regards.

                                                                                    Yours Friend

                                                                                                Richard B. Russell

                                                                                                Chairman Board of Trustees

                                                                                                           

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(Page 303)

Athens, Ga. June 12, 1924

 

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia was called to order in annual session by the chairman, Judge Richard B. Russell, in the Memorial Hall this afternoon at four o’clock.

            The meeting was opened with prayer by the Chancellor.

 

Roll Call:

            The roll call showed the following members present: Governor Walker, Chairman Russell and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, Pottle, Goetchius, Howell, Cleveland, Brown, Barrett, Fleming, Hughes, Rowe, Hodgson, Erwin, Peabody, Harris, Hardy, Conner, Lovvom, Ballard, and Lawton.

 

Excuses:

            Excuses were referred for Messrs. Nevin and Lawrence and Meldrim, who hope to be in attendance tomorrow, + for Mr. Council who cannot be here during the session.

            Chairman Russell introduced the new members of the Board at this point, Messrs. Fleming, Ballard, Erwin + Lawton.

 

Minutes:

            The minutes of the Atlanta meeting last September were read and approved, Mr. Gober was requested to make a brief statement later on of the report on the Treadwell bequest, which was on order of the Board not read in detail at this time.

 

Prud. Com. Minutes:

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the college year 1923-1924 were read and referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Invitation to Luncheon:

            President Soule extended an invitation to the Board to a luncheon to be given by the trustees of the State College of Agriculture in honor of the Board Friday afternoon at half past six o’clock at the Agricultural College Capprie?.  The invitation was accepted with thanks on motion of Judge Gober.

 

Chancellor’s Report:

            Chancellor Barrow made his annual report and on motion of Mr. Goetchius it was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Distributive Committee:

            On motion of Mr. Howell the Prudential Committee was made a distributing committee, charged with the duty in the future of taking the report of the Chancellor and other annual reports to the Board and reporting at the opening of each annual session recommendation as to the distribution of their various parts to the proper committees of the Board for consideration.

 

Investigating Com. Report:

            Judge Gober made report as chairman of the special investigating committee appointed last September.  The report was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Peabody moved that the thanks of the Board be extended to the committee for its very able report.  The motion was carried unanimously.

 

(Page 304) Mr. Howell’s Offer:

            Mr. Howell offered to print the report in the Atlanta Constitution and furnish the Board with enough copies of the paper to send a copy to each of the members of the legislature.  On motion of Mr. Conner the generous offer of Mr. Howell was accepted with the thanks of the Board.

 

Gov. Walker:

            Governor Walker stated that he would take pleasure in incorporating favorable reference to this report and its request for an appropriation in his annual message to the legislature.

            Mr. Fleming suggested that it might be will to have copies of the report printed and sent to the members of the legislature.  This suggestion was adopted.

            Chairman Russell stated that he expected to also incorporate the report in his annual report to the Governor.

            On motion of Mr. Howell, Gov. Walker was thanked for his statement that he expected to make this report a part of his message to the legislature.

 

Degree of A. B. in Journalism:

            On motion of Judge Gober the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Journalism was created to take the place of the present degree of Bachelor of Journalism.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            On motion of Mr. Gober the time of meeting each day was fixed as follows: 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. and 4 p. m. to 6:30 p. m.

            Mr. Lawton introduced the following resolution in regard to the alumni society electing trustees and it was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline:

 

Resolution As to Alumni Trustees:

            “Resolved, That the Trustees approve the request of the Alumni Society that the General Assembly at its approaching session enact a statute providing for the addition to the Board of six additional members, elected from time to time by the Alumni Society from those who shall have been at some time students at the University.”

 

Degree in Absentia:

            Authority was given for granting degrees in absentia to F. J. Frederick and W. W. Hardman.

            The Board then adjourned until then ten o’clock tomorrow morning.

                                                                                    R. B. Russell Chnm.

T. W. Reed Sec.

 

 

(Page 305)

Athens, Ga. June 13, 1924  

 

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock.  The session was opened with prayer by Dr. George Foster Peabody.

            On the call of the roll and during the day the following were present: Governor Walker, Chairman Russell, and Messrs. Gober, Nevin, Pottle, Goetchius, Howell, Cleveland, Brown, Barrett, Fleming, Hughes, Rowe, Hodgson, Erwin, Peabody, Harris, Meldrim, Hardy, Miller, Conner, Callaway, Lovvom, Ballard, Lawton.

            The minutes of the preceding day were read and approved.

            On motion of Mr. Rowe Governor Walker was made ex-officio a member of all committees.

 

Report of Ga. Tech:

            Governor Harris made report for the Georgia School of Technology and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Report of N. Ga. Agr. College:

            Mr. Hardy reported for the North Georgia Agricultural College and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

            The name of Prof. Morton was presented for the degree of Doctor of Science by the Board of Trustees of the Ga. School of Technology and was referred to the committee on Honorary Degrees.

            The standing committees of the Board were announced by Chairman Russell as follows:

Prudential – Erwin, Hodgson, Rowe, McWhorter.

Finance – Simmons, Rowe, Peabody, Brown, Cleveland, Ballard, Callaway, Nevin.

Honorary Degrees – Hardy, Peabody, Harris, Pottle, the Chancellor.

Brown Fund – Brown, Pottle, Meldrim, Lawrence, Erwin, Nevin.

Property – Barrett, Hodgson, Lawton, Goetchius, Lovvom.

Insurance – Rowe, Ballard, Conner.

Library – Peabody, Thomas, Lovvom, Hodgson, Miller.

Law Library – Gober, Harris, Simmons, Pottle.

Law Department – Russell, Simmons, Hardy, Brown, Rowe.

Invitation – Thomas, Hughes, Ballard, Erwin + Lovvom.

Auditing – Goetchius, Meldrim, Thomas.

Laws + Discipline – Gober, Fleming, Peabody, Miller, Lawton, Meldrim, Conner, Pottle, Hughes, Cleveland, Goetchius + Howell.

Branch Colleges – Harris, Thomas, Meldrim, Lovvom, Callaway, Hardy.

Athletics – Rowe, Hodgson, McWhorter, Erwin, the Chancellor.

Legislature – Lawrence, Fleming, Howell, Lawton, Callaway, Nevin, Barrett, Cleveland, Pottle, Hughes, Council.

Treadwell Fund – Russell, Gober, Barrett, Erwin.

 

Ga. Med. Coll. Report:

            Judge Callaway submitted the report for the Georgia Medical College + it was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

(Page 306) Report of Bowdon College:

            Dr. Lovvom submitted the report of the Bowdon State Normal College and it was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Chairman Russell made some interesting remarks on the relations between the University and its branches and Governor Harris spoke of the relation between Tech and Georgia and stated that they were closer now then ever before.

 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees:

            Rev. W. S. Walker was nominated for the degree of D. D. and the nomination under the rules went over for one year.

            Rev. J. Walter Hendricks was nominated for the degree of D. D. and the nomination under the rules went over for one year.

 

State School Auditor’s Report:

            The report of State school auditor on the books of the treasurer was read and referred to the committee on auditing.

            11 o’clock Saturday morning was fixed as the hours for hearing from the Board of Visitors.

 

Disposition of Ga. Indust. College Funds:

            The treasurer brought to the attention of the Board the fact that several months since he had been sent by Mr. Walter B. Hill a back book showing a deposit to the credit of T. W. Reed, Treasurer of $3231.41, that had been collected towards a fund of erecting a girl’s dormitory at the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youth at Savannah.  The treasurer stated that he was in doubt wither it belonged in University funds or funds of the college at Savannah and asked for direction in the matter.

            After some discussion of the matter by Messrs. Howell, Ballard, Lawton and Gober a motion was adopted, offered by Mr. Peabody, that this sum of money be held by the treasurer to be disbursed in accordance with the terms of the contributions that had been made, at such time and under such terms as the Board of Trustees may determine.

            Mr. Peabody moved that investigation be made as to the sum of thousand dollars said to be on hand in Savannah for the same purpose as the $3231.41 above referred to, with the idea of determining whether this should be turned over to the treasurer of the University to be held for the purposes of the contributions.  This matter was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Lawton moved that the hour of adjustment be charged from 2 p. m. to 1:30 p. m.  The motion was carried.

            Mr. Howell moved to take recess until one o’clock.  The motion was carried.

            At one o’clock the Board re-assembled.

 

Report of Ga. Industrial College:

            Judge Meldrim reported for the Ga. Industrial College for Colored Youth + the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

 

(Page 307) Miss Anne W. Brumby Elected Dean of Women:

            Chancellor Barrow reported that Dean Woofter had recommended for the position of Dean of Women and Associate Professor of Education Miss Anne Wallis Brumby, and that he also made this recommendation.  On motion of Judge Gober the secretary was instructed to cost the ballot of the Board of Miss Brumby.  The secretary cast the ballot, 22 ayes, no nays.  Miss Brumby was declared elected.

            Mr. Hardy reported for the committee on honorary degrees and the report was adopted as follows:

 

Honorary Degrees Conferred:

            The committee on honorary degrees recommends that the following degrees be conferred:

            The degree of Doctor of Laws upon Hon. Charles Murphy Candler and Prof. Robert H. Powell.

            The degree of Doctor of Science upon Dr. Thomas P. Herman and Prof. A. B. Morton.

            The degree of Doctor of Letters upon Prof. Robert S. Holmes, Prof. W. D. Hooper + Mrs. Louise Frederick Hays.

            The degree of Doctor of Pedagogy upon Prof. W. H. Maxwell.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted

            1. S. Hardy, Chairman

 

            Judge Gober reported for the Laws + Discipline Committee as follows:

            “The Committee on Laws + Discipline has had under consideration the following resolution by Mr. Goetchius:

 

Report on Resolution as to Ga. Industrial College:

            Resolved, that the Committee on Branch Colleges are requested to specially examine into all matters pertaining to the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youths at Savannah and to report to this Board at its session.”

            The Committee on Laws + Discipline heartily approves the purpose of this resolution.  We do not believe that this institution has received from the state the support to which it is entitled under the terms of the Morrill Act, and in our opinion the benefits of this act are seriously imperiled to the whole State system, unless a more liberal policy with this school is adopted.

            We therefore recommend that this resolution be referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges for report + recommendation accordingly.

                                                                                    Geo. F. Gober, Chnm

            The report of the committee was adopted.

            (Page 308) Judge Gober also submitted the following report from the Laws + Discipline Committee:

            “The Committee on Laws + Discipline submits the following report:

 

As to Alumni Secretary:

            A letter directed to Messrs. Moise, Lawton and Smith by Dr. R. P. Brooks, Secretary, in reference to certain matters set forth.  The letter is herewith submitted.  The suggestion therein made are approved by this committee but the financial part of it as to the salary and the payment of it be referred to the committee on finance.

                                                                                    Geo. F. Gober, Chairman

            The above report was adopted.  [For text on Dean Brook’s letter see Book of Reports, Page…].

 

Proposed Promotions:

            Mr. Erwin introduced a resolution raising the rank of Associate Professor Davenport to that of full professor at a salary of $3000.  On motion of Mr. Lawton it was referred to the finance committee.

            Mr. Rowe introduced a resolution raising the rank of Instruction Drewry of the department of journalism to that of adjunct Professor.  It was referred to the finance committee.

 

Proposed honorary degrees:

            The names of Dr. R. P. Brooks and Prof. J. M. Watters were presented for the honorary degree of Doctor of Commercial Science.  Referred to honorary degrees committee and goes over for one year.

            The board took recess until four o’clock.

            On re-assembling the Board on motion of Governor Walker extended its sympathies to Mayor Simmons who is ill at the hospital.

            Messrs. Joel A. Wier, E. H. Dorsey and Fleetwood Lanier, as a committee on the Kiwanis? Club appeared before the Board and extended an invitation to the Board to attend the meeting of the Kiwanis Club at 2 p. m. Monday next.  The invitation was accepted with thanks of the Board.

            Judge Gober made the following report for the Committee on Laws + Discipline:

            “Resolved, that the Trustees approve the request of the Alumni Society that the General Assembly at its approaching session enact a statute providing for the addition to the Board of six additional members, elected from time to time, by the Alumni Society, from those who shall have been at some time students at the University.”

            The Committee on Laws + Discipline upon the above resolution recommend that the above resolution be recommended with the amendment (Page 309) that the number of such trustees be four instead of six, that their terms of service be eight years, that at the first election there be one for two years, one for four years, one for six years and one for eight years, but all subsequent elections be for a full term of eight years.

                                                                                    G. G. Gober, Chairman

 

Action as to Alumni Trustees:

            Debate ensued upon the report.  Judge Gober explained his position in opposition to the report.  Messrs. Callaway and Lawton spoke in favor of it.  Governor Harris pointed out what he considered a partial objection to it, to-wit, that part allowing anyone who had been a student here to be eligible as a trustee.  Governor Brown spoke against the resolution.

            A motion by Mr. Conner to adjourn at five o’clock to go to the College of Agriculture was adopted.

            Mr. Hodgson resumed debate on the report of the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            “That it be understood that the ex-officio membership of the president be eliminated by the statute.”

            The original motion as amended by Mr. Lawton was then passed.

            Governor Harris gave notice that he reserved the right to oppose the resolution before the legislature along the line he had objected to it.  Gov. Brown gave similar notice.

            On motion of Judge Gober, Gov. McDaniel was excused on account of his health from attendance upon this session of the Board, and on motion of Judge Meldrim the regrets of the Board were expressed that he could not be present.

            The Branch College Committee was called to meet at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning, the Finance Committee at 9:30.

            The following leaves of absence were granted:

            Mr. Hughes after the close of tomorrow’s session.

            Mr. Fleming for tomorrow session.

            Mr. Howell after tomorrow morning session.

            Dr. Lovvom after tomorrow morning session.

On motion of Mr. Rowe, Judge Gober was elected as permanent Vice Chairman.  Chairman Russell was excused from tomorrow’s session.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 14, 1924

 

            The Board met this morning, Vice Chairman Gober presiding.

            On the call of the roll and during the day the following members were present:  Messrs. Gober, Simmons, Nevin, Pottle, Goetchius, Howell, Cleveland, Brown, Barrett, Hughes, Rowe, Hodgson, Erwin, Peabody, Harris, Meldrim, Hardy Miller, Conner, Callaway, Thomas, Lovvom, Lawton.

            The minutes of the previous day’s session were read and approved.

 

Final Disposition of Fund for Ga. Indust. College at Savannah:

            Mr. Goetchius moved that the action of the Board as to the $3231.41 ordered held for the Ga. Industrial College be reconsidered + the motion was carried.  This followed the statement of Judge Meldrim that the proper place for this money was in the treasury of that institution at Savannah.  Judge Meldrim moved that this money be turned over to the treasurer of the Ga. Industrial College at Savannah to be held by him for the purposes for which the fund was raised.  This motion was carried.

 

Nomination for honorary degree:

            The name of Prof. H. H. Simmons was presented for the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, and the nomination went over under the rules for one year.

 

State Normal School Report:

            Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            The Chancellor announced that the War Department had placed the University of Georgia back on the list of Distinguished Military College.  This fact was ordered entered on the minutes.

            Gov. Harris made the following report for the Committee on Branch Colleges:

To the Board of Trustees:

            Your Committee on Branch Colleges beg leave to submit the following report:

            1. All the representatives of these colleges have submitted reports which have been carefully considered.

            The reports of all show a very favorable condition with increased attendance and many new features already established and many were in contemplation.

            The schools generally need more money for building, teachers + equipment.

            Annexed hereto is a statement showing the amount of money asked for by each of the several institutions.

 

Report of Committee on Branch Colleges:

            (Page 311) Your committee finds that these amounts are greatly needed and recommends that the request for the same be approved by this Board and submitted to the legislature for consideration and action at the next session of the same.

            2. In particular, you Committee has had under consideration the satisfaction and condition of the Industrial College for Colored Youths at Savannah.

            To put this institution on its feet, allay all future criticism and prevent any loss of the funds contributed by the United States to the University, the following appropriations from the State Treasury will be needed:

            $20000.00 to finish the burned building now in course of construction.

            $25000.00 to finish the dormitory projected for which the General Education Board has agreed to contribute $25000 in case the state makes the appropriation above said.

            $10000.00 additional appropriation for maintenance, making $20000 in all, will be necessary to put the institution on its feet + keep it going for the ensuing year.

Your committee as of the opinion that the importance of these appropriations for the colored school, involving as they do, the continuation of the Morrill Fund to the University, will justify the appointment of a special committee from this Board to look after and present these matters to the several committees of the Legislature and press the same for passage, and it is so recommended.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                W. E. Harris, Chairman.

Exhibit

            Summary of appropriations asked for.

            Georgia Tech $43000.00 to meet deficiency

            Bowdon College $125000.00 for dormitories, C. R.

            State Nor. School $175000.00 for buildings + inward maintenance

            North Ga. Com. College $10000.00 for water works.

 

The above report of the Committee on Branch Colleges was adopted.

            A Special Committee, consisting of Messrs. Callaway, Thomas + Hughes, was named to present the needs of the Ga. Industrial College to the legislature at the approaching session of that body.

            (Page 312) Chancellor Barrow made report as to what he had done in reference to the work of inspection of work done at the Ga. Industrial College and this report was referred to the special committee just named for the Georgia Industrial College.

            Mr. Howell moved that all papers relative to this college be turned over to this special committee.  This motive was carried.

            Mr. Goetchius submitted the following report for this committee on auditing, which was adopted.

To the Board of Trustees:

            The auditing committee beg leave to report that we have examined into the accounts of the treasurer of the University and find the same to be correct.

 

Audition’s Report:

            The records and accounts of the Treasurer have been examined and audited in detail by the State School Auditor and that official reports to this Board under date of June 11th that all money is properly accounted for and the system of the treasurer in keeping his accounts is pronounced to be excellent.

            The committee asks that it be permitted to commend the work of the Treasurer as will deserving the favorable criticism of the state school auditor.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted

                                                                                                Henry R. Goetchius

                                                                                                P. W. Meldrim

                                                                                                W. E. Thomas.

                                                Report of the State School Auditor

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 11, 1924

 

Trustees of the University of Georgia,

            Athens, Ga.

Gentlemen:

            I have examined and audited the records and accounts of the Treasurer of the University of Georgia and the Georgia State College of Agriculture, including the Smith-Lever-Federal and State – and the Extension Funds and find them correct, all money properly accounted for + the system of accounting excellent I proved all cash on hand by actual court and bank balances by confession with banks.

            I was extended every courtesy by the Treasurer, Mr. T. W. Reed, and I had his full co-operation throughout my work.

            I commend Mr. Reed for his accuracy and the systematic manner in which he keeps his records.

                                                                                    Very truly Tom Wilson,

                                                                                                State School Auditor

 

(Page 313) T. W. Reed Re-elected Sec. Tres.-Registrar:

            On motion of Mr. Simmons, T. W. Reed was re-elected as Secretary, Treasurer + Registrar for the period of three years, Mr. Simmons casting the ballot of the Board, 22 yeas, no nays.

 

Board of Visitors Report:

            The Board of Visitors made their report and at its conclusion the Board recessed for fifteen minutes in order that the members might meet the members of the Board of Visitors.

            The report of the Board of Visitors was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Rowe introduced a resolution transferring the supervision of the Georgia Cracker for the department of English to the department of Journalism.  It was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Rowe introduced the following resolution which was passed:

 

Stegeman’s Salary:

            Whereas at the last annual session of this Board the gymnasium fee was received for $3 to $5 in order to provide for the payment of the entire salary of H. J. Stegeman as Associate Professor of Physical Education, and whereas by oversight the proper amount of his salary was not included in the report of the Finance Committee, + whereas the treasurer under instruction of the Prudential Committee carried over a credit balance of $1350 to provide for the correction of this item, therefore Be it resolved that the treasurer be authorized to pay over this amount on Associate Prof. Stegeman’s salary.

            The name of President M. D. DuBose, of the North Ga. Agricultural College was presented for the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy.  The nomination went over for one year under the rules.

            The Board took recess until Monday morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 16, 1924

 

            The Board met this morning at ten o’clock, Vice Chairman Gober presiding.  Later in the day Chairman Russell was present and presided at the afternoon session.

            On the roll call and throughout the day the following members were present: Chairman Russell + Messrs. Gober, Simmons, Nevin, Pottle, Goetchius, Cleveland, Brown, Fleming, Rowe, Hodgson, Erwin, Peabody, Meldrim, Miller, Conner, Thomas + Lawton.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read and approved.

 

Property Com. Report:

            The report of the property committee was made and was referred to the finance committee.

 

(Page 314) Library Report:

            Mr. Peabody reported for the library committee and also made a special report for the Committee.  Both reports were adopted and those portions calling for appropriations were referred to the finance committee.  [See Book of Reports – Page…].

 

Change in Manual:

            The Chancellor requested some change in the Manual as to rule for handling cases of drinking among students.  After some discussion, the Chancellor was asked to put the proposed change in writing and report back to the Board.

 

State Coll. of Agric. Report:

            President Conner of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia State College of Agriculture made his annual reports.  It was received and ordered filed.

 

Finance Com. Report:

            The report of the Finance Committee was made by Mr. Simmons and was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…].

            Mr. Hodgson offered a resolution as to student activities and it was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

 

Proposals for Honorary Degrees:

            The name of Mrs. S. M. Inman was presented for the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters and the nomination under the rules went over for one year.

            The name of Rev. John Howard Melish was presented for the degree of Doctor of Divinity and under the rules the nomination went over for one year.

            The Board took recess until four o’clock.

            At the opening of the afternoon session Judge Gober reported for the Laws + Discipline Committee.  Mr. Goetchius moved to approve all sections not objected to.  Mr. Simmons moved as a substitute the adoption of the report.

            The substitute was adopted and the report of the committee as follows was adopted:

 

Laws + Discipline Report:

            “The Committee on Laws + Discipline submits to your body the following report:

 

Roman Languages:

            “In the department of Romance Languages we recommend that the recommendations of the Chancellor be adopted as his suggestions are economical.

 

C. J. Brockman:

            “In the department of chemistry that Mr. C. J. Brockman be made an adjunct professor.

 

G. M. Broadhurst:

            “That Mr. Broadhurst be made adjunct professor in the School of Commerce.

 

Miss S. Treanor:

            “That Miss Treanor be employed as stenographer for Dean Snelling + be used jointly by him and Dr. Brooks in the School of Commerce.

 

Mrs. S. C. Baxter Salary:

            “That Mrs. Baxter, secretary for the Chancellor, have a salary of $2000 a year, effective Sept. 1, 1924, and that her salary by raised from $1800 to $2000 a year.

           

Student Assistants School of Commerce:

            “That in the School of Commerce four student assistants (Page 315) be employed by Dr. Brooks under the approval of the Chancellor and under such terms as may be agreed upon, the aggregation of their salaries not exceed $1000.

 

Observatory:

            “That $200 be appropriated for the purpose of an observatory in the Department of Physics.

 

Athletic Association Funds:

            “That all funds of the Athletic Association be handled by the Treasurer of the University of Georgia; that said funds be paid out only upon warrant drawn by the Faculty Chairman of Athletics and approved by the Chan of the University; that the athletic funds be kept as a separate fund and not made a part of the annual financial report made to the Trustees; that said funds be amended by the state school auditor and a financial statement of these funds be made to the Trustees as information; that no expenses whatever be incurred by the Trustees as a result of the change made in the handling of the funds arising from athletics, but the same to be met by the Athletic Association.

            “Resolved that it is the opinion of the Board of Trustees and they so recommend that social functions of the University should be held in Alumni Hall, under restrictions to be fixed by the Chancellor and the Dean of the Faculty, and that they be requested to tender the use of the building accordingly for following commencements.

            “That the establishment of the degree of Master of Science in Home Economics be and the same is hereby made as recommended by the Chancellor.

 

Committee in Charge of Memorial Hall:

            “That a committee be appointed, consisting of one representative from each of the following organizations, the YMCA, the Athletic Association, and the Alumni Society, consisting of Dr. Snelling, Dr. Stephens and Dr. Sanford; that said committee shall assign space to each of the three organizations and draft suitable regulations for the control and supervision of Memorial Hall and that said committee shall be made a body to exercise permanent control over said building and may act through their representatives and agents in control of said building or by a majority of said representatives.

 

Sale of Stocks:

            “That all book stocks and other stocks which are assessable under the law be sold and converted into federal stock, county or municipal bonds.

 

Special Investigating Committee:

            “The report of the special committee that was appointed under the resolution at the last meeting previous to this commencement has been referred to this committee.  There is a summary of the evidence taken which represents this conclusion of the committee.  The evidence taken comprises about two hundred passes.

            (Page 316) The committee had six copies made, which was one for each member of the committee along with one to be need by the governor and chairman of the Board.  All the copies except the original, which was filed as the original, were left with the secretary of the Board for the use of the member of the Board.  This renders the evidence taken accessible for the use of the members.  The work of this committee was onerous and required time and labor and speaks for itself.

 

Law School:

            The matters therein and in reference to the Law School we think properly belong to the standing Committee on Law School and for that reason have not been considered by this Committee and they are hereby referred to that committee.  We note with great satisfaction what is said in that report is the reference to the Faculty and teaching force of the University.  This report shows conclusively along with other evidence submitted to this committee that the teaching force of the University is loyal, efficient and labor some; that they are doing a greater amount of work than such force in almost any other institution and that they are doing this for less compensation; that while the institution is crowded, the space and equipment insufficient as to what it should be; that from the Chancellor down to the least tutor in the institution everyday is working hard and doing everything that can be done to promote the interest of the institution and to carry out their work.  Your committee finds the greatest satisfaction in being able to make this statement and to assure the people of Georgia that its University through its officers is doing everything possible to sub serve the interest of the people and the course of higher education in the state.  These statements are made with the full appreciation of the language and without any qualification or reservation.

Committee on the Faculty:

            The special committee hereinbefore referred to has made a recommendation for the reasons therein stated for the appointment of a special standing committee on the Faculty.  We approve this recommendation; we think it proper and important; it commends itself to everyone who has hand experience on this Board.  Of course the personnel of this committee would be important; it should have upon it some of the most experienced members of this board; it should be a standing committee since such committee would have at hand the information and the experience that its members had accumulated during their service; it should have only the power to recommend to the full board as to the matters considered by it.

            (Page 317) To this end we recommend that the Board pass the following resolution:

            “Resolved, that there shall be appointed and constituted a stand committee to be known as the committee on the faculty, which shall consist of three members of this (Crossed Out) Board along with the Chancellor and the Chairman of the Finance Committee of this Board, who shall be ex-officio a member, making in all five members of said committee, to which committee shall be referred all appointments, charges and promotions in the teaching force of the University; also all questions of increase of pay and promotions in the teaching force of the University; also all questions in reference to honorary degrees give by this Board of Trustees to any member of the teaching force and which said committee shall have power to exercise irrespective of all rules and regulations of the Board controlling the committee on honorary degrees of the University applicable to outside parties under the rules of the board: also to have such other authority as shall be conferred on it by the Board of Trustees, but all the acts of said committee shall be reported to the full Board and approved by it before they are of force + effect.

            “Excess as herein we approve the minutes of the Prudential Committee.

            “We also approve the report of the Special Committee which has been referred to this committee.”

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Geo. F. Gober, Chairman

 

Law Library + Law School:

            Judge Gober reported a resolution from the Law Library Committee and the report was discussed at length.  An amendment by Mr. Peabody was adopted as follows: “That the Law School Committee and the Law Library Committee take into consideration and report upon all matters connected with the Law School of the University.  The report of the committee as amended was then adopted as follows:

            “Whereas fees are changed in the Lumpkin Law School, the same being a part of the University, and such fees go into the general fund, and,

            “Whereas in order that said Law School may enter and become a member of the Association of America Law Colleges, that certain additions be made to the Law Library and an annex be constructed to the present building in order to properly house and core for the library, therefore,

            “Resolved, that the legislature be asked to (Page 318) appropriate five thousand dollars for the addition of necessary books to the library.

            “Resolved, that the Law School Committee and the Law Library Committee take into consideration and report upon all matters connected with the Law School of the University.”

 

Law Building:

            On motion of Mr. Simmons the Board is to ask that the legislature appropriate the sum of fifty thousand dollars for a new law school building.

            Hon. F. C. McClure, a member of the legislation for Walkers County as well as a student in the University appeared before the Board and called to the attention of the Board the following statement, which had been printed for circulation:

(Copy)

 

Resolution of Students as to Drinking:

            “On Thursday, April 24, 1924, the student body of the University of Georgia, at a special assembly, adopted the following resolution:

            “That the student body go on record as opposing drinking of intoxicating liquors by any student in the University of Georgia, and as favoring the expulsion of any student who conducts himself in a manner unbecoming to a gentleman, or in such a manner as would cast reflection upon the reputation of the University of Georgia, and that we, the student body, pledge our hearty co-operation to the Chancellor, David C. Barrow, in totally stamping out drunkenness in and (Crossed Out) about the University of Georgia.”

            The above action of the students does not mean that there is more drinking here than in other institutions.  The students feel that any drinking at all is too much.  It is evident that the action of the students has been misunderstood.  It is further evident that there has been exaggeration as to conditions here.

                                                E. H. Dixon, Representing the Sphinx Club

                                                Alton Hosch, President of Student Council

                                                William Tate, President of the YMCA

                                                Joe Bennett, President of Pan-Hellenic Council

            I wish to thank the students for the interest in the welfare of their fellow-students which this resolution shows.  This is surely a matter of great importance.

                                                                                    David C. Barrow.

 

            Chancellor Barrow submitted in correcting the proposed amendment to the manual on the subject of drinking by students, as follows:

 

Proposed Change in Manual:

Art. 7 – Page 123 – No student shall bring or cause to be brought into the University building on grounds any spirituous, malt or fermented liquors.  A violation of this provision should be punished by suspension in a division.  Any student found buying or drinking any such liquors, or who is found intoxicated should be punished by suspension or dismission.

(Page 319) Consider the Discussion on the Subject.

            Mr. Peabody moved that the Board approve and commend that action of the student body in passing this resolution.

            Mr. Cleveland moved to amend so that the whole paper on this subject be spread on the minutes.  The motion as amended was adopted.

            On motion of Judge Pottle action on the proposed change in the Manual suggested by the Chancellor was taken separately on each section.

            Mr. Pottle moved that the first section of the resolution be adopted and the motion was carried.  As to the second session an amendment by Mr. Lawton was adopted to strike out the word “or” between the words “Suspension” and “dismission” and add the following after the word “dismission”, or “or such other penalty as the Chancellor may deem appropriate to the gravity of the offense.”  The section was amended was passed, so that the change in the Manual shall be as follows:

 

Change in Manual as Adopted:

            Art. 7 – Page 123 – No student shall bring or cause to be brought into the University buildings or grounds any spirituous, malt or fermented liquors.  A violation of this provision shall be punished by suspension or dismission.  Any student found buying or drinking any such liquors or who is found intoxicated shall be punished by suspension, dismission or such other penalty as the Chancellor may deem appropriate to the gravity of the offense.”

            Mr. Meldrim asked the following be added to the action of the Board on approval of the drinking resolution of the student body.

            “Division was called for, the vote announced yeas 12, nays 1.  Mr. Meldrim asked that it be recorded that he voted “no” on the ground that he objected to approving the statement of the resolution “in totally stamping out drunkenness in and about the University of Georgia”, this statement being in his judgment un-indicative of a state of affairs that does not exist in the University.

 

Plans for Basketball Pavilion:

            Chancellor Barrow submitted certain plans that had been drawn for a basketball pavilion in the neighborhood of Memorial Hall.  The Board gave its approval to these plans.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

 

(Page 320)

Athens, Ga. June 18, 1924

 

            The Board met this morning, present at roll call and through the day Chairman Russell, Governor Walker, + Messrs. Gober, Nevin, Pottle, Goetchius, Cleveland, Brown, Fleming, Rowe, Hodgson, Erwin, Peabody, Meldrim, Miller, Conner, Callaway, Thomas and Lawton.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read and approved.

            Leaves of absence were granted Messrs. Simmons, Barrett, Hardy, Goetchius + Nevin.

            Mr. Goetchius moved that the leave of absence after today’s session asked by Mr. Lawton be granted and that the Board express its regret that under the rules of the Alumni Society limiting the term of office of its president to one year, Mr. Lawton has to leave the Board as a member at this time.  On motion of Judge Gober this motion was adopted by a rising vote.

            Judge Gober reported for the Laws + Discipline as follows + the report was adopted.

            “Your committee to whom was referred to the report of the Board of Visitors wish to express on appreciation of the recommendation therein.  A number of the things therein suggested have been considered by this Board.  We are aware that the Board is hampered by the lack of funds to carry out all of the things recommended.  The Board assures the Board of Visitors and the people of the State that it is alive to the needs of the University and when it can will carry out the recommendation of the Board of Visitors.  The Board of Trustees extends its thanks to the Board of Visitors for its thorough and laborious work and will give to its recommendation a proper consideration.”

            Judge Gober reported the following from the Laws + Discipline Committee:

            “Whereas there appeared before your committee representatives of the various faiths in the University, Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant, as well as the presidents of the Student Council, both outgoing and incoming, the president of the YMCA and its secretary, and others representing the student activities, asking that a fee of three dollars be paid by each student entering the University to entitle him or her to all the advantages of Memorial Hall and Soule Hall for the women, and to defray the expenses of maintenance + upkeep, therefore,

            “Resolved, that a fee of three dollars for each student be required and accessed against him or her upon her entrance, those of males to be (Page 321) paid over to the treasurer of the YMCA and those of females to be paid over to the YMCA for the support of their different associations.”

            Chairman Russell called Vice Chairman Gober to the chair and addressed the Board in opposition to the report on the ground that the University is non-sectarian and that a fee of the nature shall not be fixed.

            After some discussion of the report it was adopted with the amendment that this fee, which is to be known as the Student Activities fee, be fixed at three dollars to be paid for the purpose of helping provide for the upkeep of Memorial Hall and Soule Hall, the fees paid by male students to be turned over to the managing committee named from the Faculty for the control of the Memorial Hall and the fees paid by women students to be paid over to be paid over to the executive committee of the Georgia State College of Agriculture in charge of Soule Hall.

            Mr. Erwin reported as chairman of the building committee in charge of the construction of Milledge Hall.  The report was adopted [See Book of Reports, Page…].

            Judge Gober for the Laws + Discipline Committee reported the following which was adopted:

            “Resolved, that the heads and managers of all student activities be and they are hereby required to report to the Prudential Committee a true statement of all receipts and expenditures of these organizations and activities, and that no student or students shall be allowed any personal profit or profiteering, (Crossed Out) of such work beyond expenses incurred and reasonable pay for services rendered, all of which is to be determined by the Prudential Committee, and all excess of earnings shall be paid over to the treasurer for the account of such organization + to be paid out on the order of the Prudential Committee.

            “Resolved further, that a violation of this resolution shall subject the student or students offending to the discipline of the Faculty to such extent as they may think reasonable and proper in the premises.

            The following resolution introduced by Judge Gober was adopted:

            “Whereas Harold Hirsch, an alumnus of the University and a resident of Atlanta, devoted much time to the securing of the War Memorial Fund + turned over his office + stenographers without change to the acquisition of this fund and being popular with the alumni in the state + loyal to the University and with (Page 322) his great energy contributed much to the results attained, and

            “Whereas the Board of Trustees of the University appreciates his work and services in this behalf and especially the fact that he and his good wife have taken upon themselves the furnishing of a number of rooms in Memorial Hall, therefore,

            “Be it resolved, that the Trustees of the University of Georgia appreciate most heartily the work and services rendered by Harold Hirsch in the interest of the University and we extend to him our thanks as a true and loyal alumnus of the institution.  The thanks of the University are extended to Mrs. Hirsch for her help and assistances.

            “Resolved further, that the secretary of the Board furnish to Mr. Hirsch a copy of this resolution.”

 

            On motion of Mr. Hodgson the thanks of the board were extended to the County of Clarke for the gift of Milledge Dormitory.

            The resignation of Associate Professor J. G. Johnson of the School of Commerce was accepted with regret by the Board.

            The thanks of the Board were expressed to Mr. Peabody for the gift of several valuable pictures to Memorial Hall.

            Dr. Joseph Jacob was thanked by the Board for the gift of the picture of Mrs. W. H. Felton and it was ordered hung in the Library building.

            At the afternoon session of the Board, Vice Chairman Gober presided for a few minutes pending the arrival of the Chairman.

            On motion of Mr. Conner the Chairman was directed to appoint a budget committee.  The following committee was named: Conner, Erwin + Hodgson.

            Hon. Frank A. Holden appeared before the Board and asked for the State America Legion Enough Space in Memorial Hall to deposit the relics and trophies of that organization until the organization has permanent quarters.  On motion of Judge Meldrim this report was referred to the Faculty Committee in charge of Memorial Hall, with the expression of the request of the Board that this be done.

            The Board adjourned until tomorrow morning at half past nine o’clock.  

 

 

(Page 323)

Athens, Ga. June 19, 1924

 

            The Board met this morning present Chairman Russell + Messrs. Gober, Pottle, Cleveland, Brown, Fleming, Rowe, Barrett, Hodgson, Erwin, Peabody, Meldrim, Conner, Callaway.

            The minutes of the preceding day were read and approved.

            On motion of Judge Gober the rules were suspended and the degree of L. L. D. ordered to be conferred on Judge Richard B. Russell.

            Judge Gober introduced the following resolution which was passed:

            “Whereas, there is a standing committee on the Treadwell Fund with the power along with the executive to name the beneficiaries of this fund, and

            “Whereas said fund has not become available which under the resolution of the Board was to be paid over to the treasurer, therefore,

            “Resolved, that said committee on the Treadwell fund shall have the right to name said beneficiaries and in the vent funds are available and that said committee shall name said beneficiaries and file the same with the Treasurer and said fund shall be apportioned to them as said committee shall direct and so paid over by the Treasurer.”

            The following resolution by Judge Gober was passed:

            “Resolved, that the treasurer shall be authorized to pay one day’s service, the same as a trustee, and railroad fare of any lecturer before the Law School invited her by the Dean of the Law School, not to exceed fifteen in number of lectures during the next year,”

 

            The following resolution was passed:

            “That Dr. Robert C. Wilson, the present head of the School of Pharmacy be given the rank of Dean of that department, this action not to involve any increase in the salary of Dr. Wilson.”

 

            On motion of Mr. Goetchius the Librarian was instructed to have the names placed under the oil portraits in the library building.

 

            Messrs. D. D. Scarbough + A. E. Drexel were granted the privilege of having their degrees conferred in absentia.

            (Page 324) The following undergraduate and graduate degrees, on recommendation of the Faculty were ordered conferred.

 

Master of Arts

            Clara Mae Brown                                             Alton Hosch

                                                James Ralph Thaxton

 

Master of Science

                                                Julian Howell Miller

 

Master of Science in Agriculture

            David William Brooks   Donald Dewey Scarborough

                                                Durand Watson Whitmire

 

Bachelor of Arts

            Charles Roberts Anderson

            Rose Bush

            Walter Colquitt Carter                  Summa Cum Laude

            Samuel Antoine Cartledge

            Walter Gerald Cooper

 

            Esther Bush

            Claude Chance                               Magna Cum Laude

            Handy Bruce Fart

            Mack Hall Griffin

            John Howard McGehee, Jr.          Magna Cum Laude

            Gertrude Ernestine Stith

            William Tate

 

            Verdie Frances Miller

            Gertrude Wilson                     Cum Laude

            Nellie Garbutt Young

 

            Sallie Fannie Daniel

            Clifford Eugene Farrar

            Felder Jones Frederick, Jr.

            William Lamar Fulghum

            Wellborn Buchanan Hill

            Henry Alton Jones

            Robert Bruce Jones

            Donald Fraser Orr

            Merritt Bloodworth Pound

            Lucien Emerson Roberts

            Frederick Lorenzo Russell

            David Barrow Snelling 

 

(Page 325) Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

                                                Robert Roy Butner

 

Bachelor of Arts in Education

            Alma Viola Ward        magna cum laude

            Sarah Annie Cannady        cum laude

            Dorothy Barrett                                                Claude Vinson Brown

            Elizabeth Moos Bondurant                                Mary Elizabeth Conger

            Clara Florence Bright                                        Annabel Dowdy

            Paul Theodore Barrett                                      Mary Ratliff Gray  magna cum laude

                                                Amy Quillian

 

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

            Amelia Boley Dornblatt Frederick R. H. Stewart

            Jonathan Lucas                                                 Rosemary Stevens Whitaker

            James Leland Stanford  Stephen Alfred Wilson

 

Bachelor of Science

            Henry Milton Cleckley      summa cum laude

            Harold Telford Patterson      cum laude

            James Marion Adams                                       John William Grant, Jr.

            Alfred Lee Davis                                              Joseph William Kling

            Desse Donaldson                                              Charles Oliver Miller

            Henry Harris Drewry                                        Francis Dowdle Pierce

                                                George Britain Walton

 

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

            Felix Hargrett     cum laude

            Auvergne d'Antignac, Jr.                                   William McKinley Lamer

            Bernhard M. Dornbkatt                                    John Leslie Parker

            Joseph Harold Fowler                                      Walter Leonard Robinson

            Joseph Gillman Jarrell                                       Ralph Benjamin Shaw

            Eleazar Lanier                                                   John Winter Sibert, Jr.

 

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

            John Lee Anderson                                           William Gibson Johnston

            Joseph Sprigg Beall                                          George Harris King

            Barrett William Bleckley                                   James Zenus Miller

            James Hugh Chaffin                                          William Arthur Miner, Jr.

            Joel Chappell                                                    George Walter Murphey

            Hoyt Nelson Chick                                           Joseph Barnwell Newton

            Clifford Warthen Collier                                    Clarence Moses Reed

            Lemuel E. Cox                                                 William Spencer Rockwell

            Leonard Parker Dailey  Marvin Dwight Sanders

            Theodore Roosevelt Day                                  John Willie Stephenson

            William Van Buren Edwards                             W. Granberry Taliaferro

            Dagma Leake Floyd                                         George Allan Townsend

            Esper Everette Hall                                           Raul Vieitas

            Allen Henry Hasty                                            John Tracy Walker

                                                                                    Manning Stevens Yeomans

 

(Page 326) Bachelor of Science (Home Economics)

            Matilda Callaway

            Lizzie Loraine Collier          magna cum laude

            Leila Ritchie Mize

            Willie Vie Dowdy                                             Bessie Parr

            Flossie Almeda Hairston                                   Genevieve Tucker

            Lila Jones                                                         Jim Chandler Turner

                                                Sarah Parks Weems

 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

            Adolph Edward Drexel      with honors

            Walter Floy McLendon                                    Stonewall Jackson Shirley

                                                Andrew Jackson Trawick

 

Bachelor of Science (Commerce)

            Nellie May Bower

            John Hilton Freeman

            Edward Percival Lawton, Jr.          With high honors.

            Mayfield Lund

            Albert Rauzin         With high honors

 

            Louis Neese Betts                                            William Taylor Knight

            Hubert LaFayette Butt                                      Shelby Preston Langston

            Robert Erie Cook                                             Charles Julian Lovvorn

            Harry Lee Death                                               Lois Blonnie Musgrove

            Leila May Fears                                               Luther Claud McCommons

            George Thomas Fesperman                              George Remur McKinnon

            LaBruce Mortimer Hanahan                              Pat Power

            Lyons Barrett Joel, II                                        Millard Arnold Reeves

            Jefferson Brooke Johnston                                Homer Reynolds Sanford

            Harris Jones                                                     Carl McKinley Spawn

                                                John Selby Whitner

                                                C. Ralph Youngblood

 

Bachelor of Science (Medicine)

            William Wallace Hardman                                 James Walter O’Dell

            William Henry Kelley                                        Thomas Judson Sasser

            Carl Turner Martin                                            George Washington Wright, Jr.

 

(Page 327) Bachelor of Law

            William DeLacey Allen

            Archelaus William Higdon          With first honor

            Thomas Carlyle Dyar

            William Marcus Fulcher, Jr.

            Lewis Heiman                               With honor

            Madison Vespucius Higdon

            Charles Leonard Padgett

 

            Adam Leopold Alexander                                 William Thomas Harvey

            Joseph Johnston Bennett, Jr.                             Joseph Cohen Hester

            Francis Ma Ro Bird                                          Cornelius Wilburn Higdon

            William Angus Brown   Emanuel Lewis

            Samuel Alford Cohen                                       William Chenault Munday

            Henry Woody Davis                                         Carlton Krather Nelsen

            Thomas Little Glenn, Jr.                                    Burton Hugh Ramsey

            Spence Monroe Grayson                                  Thomas Burier Walton, Jr.

                                                Ernest Prescott West

 

Graduate in Pharmacy

            Dolan Edward Brown                                       Harold Milford Herrin

                                                Howard Love Johnson

 

            Chairman Russell called Vice-Chairman Gober to the chair + then moved that the rules be suspended in order to authorize the conferring of the degree of Doctor of Letters on Hon. Martin V. Calvin.  The motion prevailed and the degree was ordered conferred by the unanimous vote of the Board.

            It was brought to the attention of the board that there is a bill pending in the legislature to place the accrediting of high schools in the hands of the state Board of Education.  The discussion following showed that the board did not favor this change, and finally on motion of Mr. Fleming the matter was referred to the present accrediting commission of which Dr. J. S. Stewart is a member with the statement that this Board favors leaving this matter as it now stands.

            Mr. Conner reported for the Budget Committee + the report was adopted as follows:

Report of the Budget Committee

            The requests of the University, the College of Agriculture, + the branches of the University for maintenance, buildings and equipment have been listed and are detailed below.  The sums requested are in addition to funds now being received for the State and are for the last half of 1924 + for the fill year 1925

 

(Page 328)

                                                1924                            1925

Replacing the Gen. Educ.

Board gift to Univ. of Ga.          20000.00                     40000.00

University Emergency               7500.00                       15000.00

Univ. Law Library                    3000.00                       3000.00

Univ. Gen. Library                    1000.00                       1000.00

Univ. Law School Bldg.            25000.00                     25000.00

State Coll. of Agriculture

Rehabilitation? Replacement  15000.00                     25000.00

Smith-Lever                             85000.00

North Ga. Agr. College

            for expounds?             10000.00

Ga. School of Tech. (Deficit)    43000.00

Ga. State College for Women

            for buildings                  75000.00                     75000.00

Ga. State Coll. for Women

            for maintenance            24250.00                     48500.00

State Normal School

            for buildings                  87500.00                     87500.00

State Normal School

            for maintenance            18500.00                     37000.00

Ga. State Women’s College     

            for buildings                  87500.00                     87500.00

Bowdon State Normal

            for buildings                  62500.00                     62500.00

Ga. Industrial College for

            Colored Youths:

            To finish burned bldg    20000.00

            “             “ dormitory    25000.00

Maintenance                             5000.00                       10000.00

                                                614750.00                   516500.00

 

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                J. J. Conner, Chairman

                                                                                                H. C. Erwin

                                                                                                Harry Hodgson

 

The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the chairman.

 

 

(Page 329)

Athens, Ga. April 3, 1925

 

            The Board of Trustees met in called session this afternoon at three o’clock in the Peabody Library Building.

            The following members were present:

Chairman Richard B. Russell, Governor Cobb Walker and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, Nevin, Lawrence Pottle, Goetchius, Howell, Cleveland, Brown, McWhorter, Barrett, Fleming, Bennett, Rowe, Hodgson, Erwin, Peabody, Harris, Meldrim, Hardy, Miller, Conner, Callaway, Lovvom, Ballard and Sibley.

            Excuses were rendered for the five absent members, Messrs. McDaniel, Thomas, Ellis, Council and Hughes and they were excused.

            Chairman Russell stated that the meeting had been called to consider the resignation of Chancellor Barrow and to the transact such other business as the Board might wish to transact.  He stated that Chancellor Barrow had written him a letter Nov. 10, 1924 concerning his resignation, which at first he had considered merely a notification of an intention to resign at Commencement + not an actual resignations, that later he had found that the Chancellor intended it as a resignation to taken effect at the end of the present scholastic year.

            Chancellor Barrow, being present, declared that the letter was intended as a resignation to take effect at the end of the present scholastic year.

            Mr. E. R. Hodgson appeared before the Board and extended to the Board a cordial invitation to be present on the occasion of Parents Week this month, at which time Memorial Hall’s to be formally dedicated + the address to be delivered by Hon. Newton D. Baker.

            This invitation on motion of Mr. Gober, was accepted.  Judge Gober at this point returned from the hall and remained out of the hall until after the adjournment of the following report.

            Mr. Simmons made a report for the Committee on the Lumpkin Law School as follows:

Athens, Ga. April 2, 1925

To the Board of Trustees of the University:

            Your Committee on the Law School desires to make the following report:

            With great sorrow and with a full realization of the great loss sustained by the University and by the State we are called upon to announce the death of Judge A. J. Cobb, who was a professor in the Law School and whose demise has cast a gloom over the entire University.  He served a long time as a member of this Board and resigned his place here when he entered the law school to take up his duties.  He was a great lawyer and he served as a Superior Court Judge and as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State, he was the highest type of man; a devout Christian, (Page 330) a great student and scholar.  His place will be hard to fill.  We appreciate his great services and his qualities of head and heart.  A great man and a distinguished citizen has gone to the great beyond.  Requiescat in peace.

            Your Committee has given much thought to existing conditions.  It is a question as to whether the school is to be maintained in the foremost rank or whether it is to take the place of a third rate school.  It is the only department of the University that charges tuition and produces any income that is more than negligible.  The tuition is seventy five dollars per year.  This present year there were about 130 students enrolled.

            We must have three professors who devote their entire time to the work.  We think that the head of the school should be a great lawyer – one who stands out as a scholar – one who has had a large experience in the enforcement of the law – and above all things one who is loyal and devoted to the interest of the University.  We think that no man in the State would measure up nearer to these qualifications than a distinguished graduate of the University and was the leader of his class during the Sophomore year; he was the only member of his class who granted with degree of Master of Arts.  After leaving college he taught school for two years; was with more than 100 schools in charge; was President of the Board of Education of the City of Marietta for eleven years; was Solicitor General of his circuit for eight years and was Judge of the Superior Court for nineteen years.  He wrote the Georgia Forum Bank which was adopted by the State and furnished to every court, and has ready for the printed – a book on Georgia Evidence which some members of this Board think will be the most serviceable Georgia Law Book that has been offered to the legal profession in the State.  He also has in preparation a book on Georgia Pleading and Practice.  Beyond this, since he left the bench he has had a large and varied law practice and is now a hard-working lawyer.  Much of his work can be found in the reports of the higher courts.  Few lawyers in the State are better known on stand higher in their profession.  It is useless to tell of his work on this Board.  no man in Georgia knows more of the work or inside needs of the University than the does; (Page 331) now one has shown a greater loyalty to its interest.  He served for more than fifteen years as Chairman of the Committee on legislation and accomplished much.  He has served on this board twenty-five years and has missed one roll call when his train was out of time, with the exception of one day when he had a leave of absence for one day to argue a case in the Supreme Court.  He served five years on the Board of the School of Technology and was changed at his request.  He has served on the Bowdon Board and on that of the North Georgia Agricultural College.

            It is recommended that Judge George F. Gober be elected as professor of law to succeed Jude Andrew J. Cobb, deceased, at a salary of $4500 per year, with the understanding that he devote his entire time to this work.

            It is recommended the office of President of the Lumpkin Law School be created and that Judge George F. Gober be elected thereto.

            It is recommended that the salary of Dr. Sylvan Morris as Dean and Professor of Law be increased to $4500.00 per year.

            It is recommended the salary of Professor R. L. McWhorter be increased to the sum of $3000 per annum, with the understanding that he give his entire time to this service.

            It is recommended that the President of Lumpkin Law School be authorized to choose and employ a stenographer for his assistance at a salary not exceed 1200.00 per year.

            Since we have lost Judge Cobb from the School we think these recommendations should be made effective at once so that the work for another year could be anticipated and laid out.  If our recommendations are adopted we believe that the school will go to the front as the leading Law of the South.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Richard B. Russell, Chairman

                                                                                                W. E. Simmons

                                                                                                Joseph W. Brown

                                                                                                A. S. Hardy

                                                                                                H. J. Rowe, committee

            The report of the committee was adopted unanimously.

            Those portions of the report dealing with finance were referred to the Finance Committee.

            (Crossed Out)

            (Page 332) Mr. Goetchius introduced the following resolution:

 

(1):

            “Whereas, it has been brought to the notice of the Board that our beloved Chancellor, David C. Barrow, in a communication addressed to the Chairman of the Board, have been relieved of the onerous burdens of the Chancellorship at the end of the present college year, which will be at Commencement, June next,

 

(2):

            “Resolved, that it is the sense of the board that his service to so discontinue his connection with the University should be acceded to provided his term as Chancellor is to be taken as not ended unto the election of his successor.

 

(3):

            “Resolved further, that it is with profound regret that we learn that Chancellor Barrow considers the time has come to lay down a work that has been so well performed since his appointment as Chancellor of the University.

 

(4):

            Resolved further, that the office of Chancellor Emeritus be created for the University from the date of the election of a successor to Chancellor Barrow.

 

(5):

            Resolved further, that David C. Barrow be elected to that office and that he will then continue  to hold the Chapel exercises for the student body and to devote himself only to such duties of the general work of the University as may be agreed upon with the Chancellor-elect.

 

(6):

            Resolved further, that as compensation the sum of $         a year be paid to him; this compensation to begin with the ending of his compensation as Chancellor.”

            After several proposed changes and considerable discussion the resolutions were passed as amended by Mr. Brown and accepted by Mr. Goetchius.  Under Mr. Brown’s amendment the following changes were made:

            For paragraph 2 the following was submitted: “Resolved that it is the sense of the Board that his resignation be accepted as offered.”

            For paragraph 5 the following was submitted: “Resolved further that David C. Barrow be elected to that office.”

            Paragraph 6 was stricken entirely.

            Mr. Peabody moved the appointment of a committee of five to prepare a statement covering the services of Chancellor Barrow during his entire connection with the University, the same to be read on Commencement Day + recorded on the minutes.  This motion was carried (Page 333) and the following committee was named: Messrs. Peabody, Fleming, Gober, Erwin + Pottle.

            Mr. Erwin introduced the following resolution which was passed:

            “Resolved, that a committee of five be appointed by the Chairman to confer with the retiring Chancellor and define the duties to be performed by him as Chancellor Emeritus and to fix his compensation for such services.

            “Resolved further, that this Committee report at the June session of the board.”

            Chairman Russell appointed as this committee Messrs. Erwin, Meldrim, Peabody, Gober + Brown.

            Mr. Gober introduced the following resolutions:

            “Resolved, that the election of the Chancellor be fixed and shall take place on Friday June 12, the day following the regular annual session of this Board, at eleven o’clock a. m. and shall then proceed until such election is concluded.  The time herein named being that of the city of Athens.”

            Mr. Goetchius introduced the following resolution:

            “Resolved, that when the Board adjourns it will be called by the Chairman for a special meeting to be held on the second Wednesday in September 1925 at three o’clock for the election of a Chancellor to succeed Chancellor Barrow and the Chairman shall give to each member thirty days notice of this called meeting.”

            Mr. Simmons moved to lay the resolution of Mr. Goetchius on the table.  The motion was carried by a vote of 13 to 12.

            After some discussion, Mr. Gober withdrew his resolution, and then Mr. Goetchius’ resolution was taken from the table.

            After this resolution had been thoroughly discussed, a substitute by Mr. Howell was adopted providing that the election of a chancellor be made the special order for Friday, June 12th at 11 o’clock a. m.

            Gov. Walker + Messrs. Nevin, Miller + Harris were granted leaves of absence.

            Mr. Simmons made the following report for the Finance Committee:

            “The finance committee recommends the appropriation of forty-five hundred dollars to pay the salary of Geo. F. Gober as president of Lumpkin Law School + Forty-five hundred dollars to cover the salary of Dean Sylvan Morris, of said school, and also $1200 on so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the salary of a stenographer of the President of said school + also $3000 to pay the salary of Prof. R. L. McWhorter.”

            The report was adopted.

            (Page 334) Mr. Erwin introduced the following resolution:

            “Resolved, that a committee of three be appointed to consider the acceptance of the properties of the Lucy Cobb Institute should the same be tendered to the University – and report its recommendations to the June session of the Board.”

            Mr. Callaway moved as a substitute that the Prudential Committee be empowered to consider these questions and report to the General Board in June if any proposition should be made by the authorities of Lucy Cobb Institute.

            The substitute was carried.

            The board then took recess, subjects to the call of the Chairman.

 

 

(Page 335)

Athens, Ga. June 11, 1925

 

            The annual session of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia was called to order this afternoon at four o’clock in the Peabody Library Bldg. by Chairman Richard B Russell.  The meeting was opened with prayer by Chancellor Barrow.

 

Roll Call:

            On the call of the roll all members were found present except Messrs. McDaniel, Pottle, Peabody, Goetchius, Council and Lawrence.

 

Excuses:

            Excuses were rendered by all of these members except Mr. Lawrence – and were accepted by the Board.  It was announced that Mr. Lawrence would be present at tomorrow’s session.

 

No Voting By Proxy:

            Mr. Council asked in his communication that he be allowed to name a proxy to cast his vote in the Chancellorship election.  The motion was made to deny this request, but the Chairman held, without putting the motion, that under the rules a vote cannot be case by proxy.

 

Invitation from Agr. College:

            Mr. Conner, President of the Board of Trustees of the College of Agriculture, extended for Dr. Soule an invitation to the Board to be the guest of the College of Agriculture Friday afternoon at seven o’clock.  The invitation was accepted with thanks.

 

Judge Gober Pres. Law School:

            The minutes of the Board meeting of April 3rd were read and approved.  Mr. Simmons moved that the Secretary cast the vote of the Board for Judge George G. Gober for President of the Lumpkin Law School.  The motion was carried and the vote so cast.  The motion was also made that the Secretary cast the vote of the board for Mr. R. L. McWhorter as Professor of Law.  The motion was carried and the vote was as cast.

 

Prudential Committee Minutes:

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past session were read.  Governor Walker suggested that that portion relating to the setting aside of Milledge Dormitory for the use of women be referred to a special committee and that he wished to appear before it in oppositions of the report to the proper committees.

            On motion of Gov. Walker the thanks of the Board were extended to the Prudential Committee for the faithful discharge of their arduous duties.

 

Chancellor’s Election:

            Mr. Fleming inquired as to whether the action of the Board at the April meeting required the election of the Chancellor Friday morning at Eleven o’clock or whether the Board at that time would simply take up the question and take such action thereon as might be proper.  (Page 336) The Chairman ruled that the action of the Board simply set the election of Chancellor as a special order of business at the time and that the board could transact all business touching that question it might wish to transact.

 

Report of Chancellor Barrow:

            The report of Chancellor Barrow was read to the Board and on motion of Mr. Meldrim was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline, with power of that Committee to turn over to proper committees the various portions that might be proper for said committees to consider.

 

Report Ga. School of Technology:

            Given Harris reported for the School of Technology and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges except that portion recommending an honorary degree for Prof. Watters which was referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            On motion of Judge Gober the hours of meeting were fixed as follows: ten a. m. to two p. m.; four p. m. to six-thirty p. m.

 

Report of Ga. Indust. College:

            Mr. Meldrim reported for the Georgia Industrial College and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

            The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 12, 1925

 

            The Board met this morning at 10 o’clock, all members present except Messrs. McDaniel, Council, Peabody, Pottle and Goetchius.

            The minutes of yesterday’s session were read and approved.  Prudential Committee minutes as follows:

  1. To the Finance Committee so much of the report of Prudential Committee as relates to a proposed budget of expenditure.
  2. To the Committee on Faculty so much of the report of the Prudential Committee as refers to proposed changes and promotions in the Faculty and the filling of vacancies therein.
  3. To the Committee on Buildings and Grounds so much of said report as relates to secondary repairs and improvements to buildings.
  4. To the Committee on Laws + Discipline all the reminder of the report of the Prudential Committee for their consideration and appropriate recommendation.

            Mr. Hardy reported for the North Ga. Agricultural College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Mr. Callaway reported for the Ga. Medical College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            (Page 337) Mr. Conner reported for the State College of Agriculture and Mr. Callaway moved to refer the report to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Mr. Simmons moved that it be referred to the Laws + Discipline Committee, which motion was adopted.

            A resolution concerning group insurance for Faculty members was referred to the Committee on Faculty.

            The hour for the special order having arrived, the question of the election of a Chancellor was taken up.

            Mr. Simmons nominated for Chancellor Dr. Charles H. Brough, of Arkansas.  Mr. Fleming seconded nomination.  A number of commendatory letters were read to the Board by Mr. Fleming at the request of Mr. Simmons.

            Mr. Miller placed in nomination the name of Dr. Andrew M. Soule.  Mr. Nevin seconded the nomination.

            Mr. Hodgson nominated Dr. Charles M. Snelling and the nomination was seconded by Mr. Erwin.

            Gov. Brown placed in nomination the name of Dr. S. N. Sanford.  The nomination was seconded by Mr. Gober.

            Gov. Walker nominated Dr. Erwin A. Alderman and the nomination was seconded by Mr. Howell. 

            Mr. Fleming addressed the body briefly on behalf of Dr. Brough.

            The time for adjournment having arrived, the time of the session was extended fifteen minutes.

            On motion of Mr. Fleming the special order of the day was discharged until Saturday morning at 11 o’clock.

            On motion of Mr. Howell a committee of three, consisting of Chairman Russell, Gov. Walker, and Mayor Simmons was appointed to telegraph to Dr. Alderman asking if he would received a committee of the Board with the view of accepting the Chancellorship and to ask an immediate answer.  It was announced that the meeting was in executive session.

            The meeting then adjourned until afternoon.

            At the afternoon session certain resolutions changing the Faculty government of the institution were presented and referred to the Committee on Faculty.

            The name of Rev. George H. Harrison, of Pensacola, Fla., was placed in nomination for the honorary degree of Doctor of Diversity – and was referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

            Dr. Lovvom reported for Bowdon College and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.
            (Page 338) The standing committees were announced as follows:

Prudential – Erwin, Hodgson, Rowe, McWhorter.

Finance – Simmons, Rowe, Peabody, Brown, Cleveland, Ballard, Callaway, Nevin.

Brown Fund – Brown, Pottle, Meldrim, Lawrence, Erwin, Nevin.

Property – Barrett, Hodgson, Ellis, Hughes, Lovvom.

Insurance – Rowe, Ballard, Conner.

Library – Peabody, Thomas, Lovvom, Hodgson, Miller.

Law Library – Gober, Harris, Simmons, Pottle.

Law Department – Russell, Simmons, Hardy, Brown, Rowe.

Invitations – Thomas, Hughes, Ballard, Erwin, Lovvom.

Auditing – Goetchius, Meldrim, Thomas.

Laws + Discipline – Lawrence, Fleming, Walker, Sibley, Thomas, Miller, Bennett, Cleveland, Howell, Gober, Erwin, Ballard.

Branch Colleges – Harris, Thomas, Hardy, Meldrim, Lovvom, Callaway, Miller.

Athletics – Rowe, Hodgson, McWhorter, Erwin, the Chancellor.

Resource – Hardman, Peabody, Joseph Jacobs.

            On motion of Mr. Gober the matter of the encroachment of the Holman Building on the property of the University was referred to the committee on Law Department.

            On motion of Mr. Meldrim the Board took recess until tomorrow morning.

 

Athens, Ga. June 13, 1925

 

            The Board met this morning, present all members except Messrs. McDaniel, Peabody, Council Goetchius and Pottle.

            The minutes of Friday’s session were read and with correction as to the disposition of the report of the president of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture, were approved.

            The Board of Visitors made its report and the report was referred to the committee on Laws + Discipline.

            A recess of five minutes was taken to enable the members of the Board to meet the members of the Board of Visitors.

            Mr. Ellis reported for the South Georgia Agricultural College and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

            (Page 339) Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School and the report was referred to the committee on Branch Colleges.

            The name of Rev. A. W. Rees was presented for the degree of D. D. and was referred to the committee on Honorary Degrees.

            The name of Judge A. G. Cleveland was presented for the degree of L. L. D. and was referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

            The Chairman read the following telegrams from Dr. Alderman:

                                                                                    University of Va. – June 12, 1925

 

Chief Justice R. B. Russell,

                              Athens, Ga.

            I am deeply complimented by honor conferred but do not think it useful for committee to make the journey here for reasons which I will explain in letter which follows.

                                                                                    Edwin A. Alderman.

 

University of Virginia

June 12, 1925

 

Chief Justice R. B. Russell,

                              Athens, Ga.

            I am deeply sensible of the importance and opportunity of the great office tendered me by the Trustees of the University of Georgia, but my duty, my loyalty and my devotion to the University of Virginia make it impossible for me to quit its service so long as I have strength for the task.  Letter follows.

                                                                                    Edwin A. Alderman.

 

            A telegram from the Rome alumni was read asking that the election of Chancellor be postponed.

            Mr. Erwin reported for the special committee on the Lucy Cobb Institute proposition and the report was ordered filed.  It was as follows:

            “The committee appointed in connection with the possible tender of the properties of Lucy Cobb Institute to the University of Georgia reports that the Trustees of the Lucy Cobb Institute have leased that institution for the next twelve months to Miss Mildred Rutherford with a view of continuing the independent operation of the school.  On this account no negotiations were had on the subject with the Trustees of the Lucy Cobb Institute.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Howell C. Erwin

                                                                                                J. G. Rowe

                                                                                                Marcus R. McWhorter

                                                                                                Harry Hodgson committee

            (Page 340) Mr. Erwin reported for the committee on the Chancellor Emeritus and the report was referred to the committee on Faculty.

            Mr. Simmons submitted the report of the Finance Committee which was adopted [See Book of Reports Page…].

            Governor Walker submitted the following resolution.

            “Resolved, that a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia is herby called to convene in the Hall of the Supreme Court in the Capital in the City of Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 2nd, at 11 o’clock a. m. for the purpose of electing a Chancellor.  That said election be made a special order at the hour named.  After considerable discussion the resolution was passed by a vote of 17 to 8.  [Later on during the session the time of this meeting was changed to Friday, Sept. 11th at 11 o’clock a. m.].

            Mr. Miller submitted the following resolution which was passed:

            “Resolved, that the rule which read that “ a majority of votes cast is necessary to elect” be amended so as to read “a majority of the entire Board of Trustees shall be necessary to elect”.

            The following resolution was introduced by Mr. Fleming.

            “Resolved, that a committee of three be elected to gather information in regard to qualifications of gentlemen whose names may be presented for election as Chancellor, + report to the next meeting of this Board without making any recommendation.

            An amendment by Mr. Hodgson to include on the committee two members of the Faculty was lost.  The resolution by Mr. Fleming was then adopted.

            The names of Messrs. Sibley, Simmons, Erwin, Meldrim, Miller, Nevin + Hardy were presented and the ballot taken with the following results: Sibley 26, Meldrim 18, Nevin 14, Simmons 11, Erwin 6, Hardy 4, Miller 2.  Messrs. Sibley and Meldrim were declared elected.

            On motion of Mr. Howell, the committee was enlarged to four members and Messrs. Nevin and Simmons declared elected to serve on the committee.

            The following letter for Dr. Alderman was read.

                                                                                    University of Virginia

                                                                                                Charlottesville, Va.

                                                                                                            June 12, 1925

 

Chief Justice R. B. Russell,

                             Athens, Ga.

My dear Judge Russell:

            I have been away from my office and have just see, late this afternoon, the telegram to me, signed by yourself, Gov. Walker and Mr. William E. Simmons.

            (Page 341) I am sure you will know how deeply I appreciate the importance and dignity and power of the great office you tender me.  The Chancellorship of the University of Georgia is worthy of any man’s ambition to serve his time and country.  During my recent visit to Atlanta, Governor Walker, in a brief conversation, spoke to me of the Chancellorship and the vacancy loom to occur.  He was good enough to say that there were those who had me in mind for the service.  I told him I would be glad to talk about it with him.  I had no idea that the matter was imminent.  I thought it was some months off, and what I had in mind was that I would consider it an honor to confer with him as to the best possible available person in the world fro a task of such potentiality. 

            I would be honored, of course, by a conference with the committee named, but as I have wired, in accordance with your request, I do not think the Committee ought to undertake the long journey here under the circumstances.  I am in the midst of our own Commencement duties of unusual volume and difficulty.  I see a great future for education in Georgia; but I am not the man for your task.  I am in my sixty-fourth year.  My health is not of the very best, and I must conserve my strength.  You need a man in the early forties of robust strength and large experience.  Then, too, I know this University, where I have lived for twenty-one years.  I love it as one loves a thing of flesh and blood.  I know its needs.  A score of things vital to it demand my attention.  I could not lay them aside without feeling that I had deserted my past.  Loyalty and duty and devotion to the University of Virginia, as well as a sense that I am past the age to undertake new and fundamental tasks in a new environment, even on so promising and full of hope as the great state of Georgia, suggest profoundly that I finish the work of my life here where I know every foot of the way.  I find, as I read your kind telegram, that I could not quit this past under any circumstances.

            I know the sort of man you need in this crisis of your education life.  I had hoped and do now hope that I may help by counsel and advice in enabling the authorities to assemble for choice the best men in America available for such a service.

            Repeating my appreciation of the great honor conferred on me, and assuring you of my deep interest in your educational problem in Georgia and in the University of Georgia, I am.

                                                                                    Faithfully Yours,

                                                                                                Edwin A. Alderman

                                                                                                            President

            (Page 342) On motion of Mr. Howell, a copy of this letter was referred to the special committee just chose.

            Mr. Rowe moved that Dean Snelling be named as acting chancellor until the new chancellor is elected.  Mr. Simmons moved the following as a substitute.

            “Resolved, That Dr. David C. Barrow, Chancellor until his authorized and requested to act as Chancellor until his successor is elected.”

            The above substitute by Mr. Simmons as adopted.

            Mr. Gober introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

            “Resolved, that J. R. Joselove had completed the Law Course and was recommended for the degree.  He was killed recently.  It is ordered that the degree of L. L. B. be conferred as in regular course”

            The following resolution by Mr. Gober was adopted:

            “Resolved, that should J. C. Helmly complete his course in the Law Department on or before the end of the autumn term of 1925, the Chancellor is authorized to confer the degree at that time.”

            On recommendation of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology the degree of Doctor of Commercial Science was conferred on Prof. John M. Walter.

            The name of Dr. R. P. Brooks was presented for the degree of Doctor of Commercial Science and went to the committee on honorary degrees.

            On motion f Mr. Miller the action of the Board in fixing the date for the special meeting of the Board in Atlanta on Sept. 12th was reconsidered and a motion was then made and carried that the time for that meeting be fixed for Friday, September 11the at 11 a. m.

            Leave of absence were granted to the following members for the remainder of the session: Messrs. Cleveland, Hughes, Lovvom until Tuesday Messrs. Nevin and Ellis.

            Mr. Lawrence reported for the Committee in Laws + Discipline as follows:

            “The Committee on Laws + Discipline having before it the report of the Prudential Committee begs leave to submit the following report:

            “1st – It recommends that the action of the Prudential Committee upon all matters which were not specially submitted to this committee, the finance committee, the Committee on Faculty and the Committee on Building and Grounds, be ratified and confirmed.

            “2nd – That the resolution of the Prudential Committee passed July 11th – 1924 to make effective the resolution of (Page 343) the Board of Trustees at its 1924 session, by providing that no student handling funds corrected with student activities shall be given his diploma until he has accounted for funds in his hands be adopted + passed.

            “3rd – That the recommendation of the Prudential Committee that all prizes shall be awarded publicly at Commencement and the winners shall be present to receive the, unless absent by the leave of the Chancellor, in which event the prize shall be forwarded to the student to whom it was awarded immediately after the public award, be adopted.

            “4th – That the recommendation of the Prudential Committee at its meeting of June 10, 1925, that the Milledge Dormitory be assigned to female students, provided satisfactory arrangements can be made for the leasing of the two upper flows of the Commercial Hotel building for male students, be adopted.”

            The above report was adopted except that portion as to Milledge Dormitory, which part was on motion of Judge Russell, who had left the Chair to speak on the subject, postponed until the Sept. 11 meeting of the Board.

            During the time he was speaking to this matter, Gov. Brown took occasion to say that he knew his father’s intention as to the Brown Fund was that the benefits be restricted to male students and that he now descried this statement to be recorded in the minutes.

            The following resolution by Mr. Meldrim was adopted:

            “Resolved, that the session of this Board, to be held at the capitol on Sept. 11, 1925, shall be executive, all matters for the press to be given out by the secretary of the Board under the direction of the Chairman.”

            Chairman Russell read to the board a telegram from the Chamber of Commerce at Moultrie favoring the election of Dr. Soule as Chancellor and one from Judge Frank Howell, of Atlanta, favoring the election of Dean Snelling.

            The Board took recess until Monday morning at ten o’clock.

 

 

Athens, Ga. June 15, 1925

 

            The Board met this morning at 10 o’clock, present all members except Gov. Walker and Messrs. McDaniel, Nevin, Lawrence, Pottle, Council, Goetchius, Howell, Cleveland, Hughes, Peabody, Harris, Callaway, Lovvom + Ballard.

            Gov. Harris was excused for the session, also Messrs. Howell and Miller.

            (Page 344) The minutes of Saturday’s meeting were read and approved with corrections.

            Mr. Gober reported for the Faculty of the Law School and the report was referred to the Property Committee.

            Messrs. D. K. Young and E. M. Everett were granted the right to have their degrees granted in absentia.

            The following resolution introduced by Mr. Gober was adopted:

            “This Board desires to express to the General Education Board of New York its appreciation of financial help in support of the work of the Professor of Secondary Education during the past 20 years.  No more constructive pieces of educational work is being done in the state.  Through this aid every college and community has been helped.  It is glad to inform the General Education Board that funds will be provided to continue the work along the present lines with increased attention to the improvement of the secondary schools.”

            The name of Dr. R. C. Sharp was presented for the honorary degree of Doctor of Pedagogy and that of Hon. George M. Napier for the degree of L. L. D.  Both nominations were referred to the committee on honorary degrees.

            The board took recess until 4 o’clock in order to attend the exercises at the Chapel.

            The further consideration of the request of the College of Agriculture that the income from the Terrell Fund be transferred to that institution was on motion of Mr. Simmons postponed until the meeting in Atlanta Sept. 11th.

            Mr. Hodgson reported for the Property Committee.  The report was received and filed.

            Mr. Simmons moved to authorize the Prudential Committee to expand $6500.00 provided for repairs in the Finance Committee report and such balance as now stands to the credit of the repair account as they may deem best after council with the Supt. of Buildings and Grounds.  This motion was carried.

            The following resolution by Mr. Gober was adopted: shall be spent and paid out for books purchased under the direction of the President of the Lumpkin Law School.

            Dr. Soule extended and invitation to the Board to visit Camp Wilkinson tomorrow afternoon at 6 at o’clock.  There are now over 200 young women from the Savannah district attending at the place.  The invitation was accepted by the Board.

            (Page 345)  The report of the Library Committee was made by Mr. Hodgson and received and filed.

            The committee on Honorary Degrees was announced as follows: Hardy, Erwin, Harris, Fleming, the Chancellor, Messrs. Erwin and Fleming being named in the places of absent members.

            The name of Mr. Park Dollies was presented for the degree of Doctor of Science, and that of Mr. Arthur Heyman for the degree of Doctor of Laws.  These nominations were referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

            T. P. Myerson was granted the right to have his degree conferred in absentia.

            Mr. Hardy made the following report for the Committee on Honorary Degrees and the report was adopted:

            “The Committee on Honorary Degrees recommends that the following degrees be conferred:

            Rev. W. Stokes Walker, of Largo, Fla., the degree of Doctor of Divinity.

            Rev. James C. Wilkinson, of Athens, Ga., the degree of Doctor of Divinity.

            Mrs. Mildred McPheeters Inman, of Atlanta, Ga., the degree of Doctor of Letters.

            Prof. James Henry Simmons, of Gainesville, Ga., the degree of Doctor of Letters.

            Mr. John Madison Harrington, of New York City, the degree of Doctor of Laws.

            Judge Samuel H. Sibley, of Marietta, Ga., the degree of Doctor of Laws.

            Prof. Peter F. Brown, of Athens, Ga., the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy.

            Prof. R. P. Brooks, of Athens, Ga., the degree of Doctor of Commercial Science.

 

            Mr. Gober moved to amend the report of the Finance Committee by adding a $6000 item for the Law School Library with the direction that that amount be asked of the legislature at its approaching session.  Carried.

            The name of Prof. George P. Butler was presented for the degree of L. L. D. and referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

            Miss Anne W. Brumby, Dean of Women, asked for the privilege of officering before the Board to discuss several matters.  Four o’clock tomorrow afternoon was fixed as the time to hear from Miss Brumby.

            The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning.

 

 

(Page 346)

Athens, Ga., June 16, 1925

 

            The Board met this morning, present, Chairman Russell and Messrs. Gober, Simmons, Brown, McWhorter, Fleming, Rowe, Hodgson, Erwin, Meldrim, Hardy, Conner + Sibley.

            The minutes of yesterday’s meeting were read and approved.

            The name of Prof. A. J. Ritchie was presented for the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy and that of former Governor Hugh M. Dorsey for the degree of Doctor of Laws.  These nominations were referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

            The Board took recess until four o’clock.

            At the afternoon session Miss Anne Brumby, Dean of Women, appeared before the Board in regard to the question of providing dormitory space for girls.  After Miss Brumby had given her ideas to the Board touching this question, the matter of renting houses to which locate the women members of the freshman class was referred to the Prudential Committee with Power to act.

            Miss Brumby also referred to the question of regulating the apparel woven by female students at dances and other public functions.  Gov. Brown moved that the Dean of Women be given the authority to pass upon the question as to whether or not any young woman was properly attired at any dance or public function, but after some discussion and the statement of Miss Brumby that no action was necessary as she perceived she had the thorough support of the Board on this question, Gov. Brown withdraw his motion.

            The following report for the Faculty Committee was made by Gov. Brown + was adopted.

            “To the Board of Trustees:

            “Your committee on Faculty begs leave to submit the following report:

            The right of the committee as to the duties and compensation of the Chancellor Emeritus is approved, the salary being fixed at $3000 per annum and it being provided that the Chancellor Emeritus perform such duties as may be assigned him by the Chancellor of the University.

            The resolution as to the proposed changes in the working organization of the Faculty is disapproved.

            It is recommended that consideration of the communication on the subject of grant insurance for the Faculty be deferred until the meeting in Atlanta Sept. 11th.

            (Page 347) The following promotions as recommended by the Chancellor are recommended:

            That Associate Professor R. L. McWhorter be promoted to the rank of Professor of English.

            That Instructor of R. L. Cumming be promoted to the rank of Adjunct Professor of Mathematics.

            That Mr. E. M. Everett be promoted to the rank of Instructor in Mathematics.

            That Instructor Claude Chance be promoted to the rank of Adjunct Professor of Romance Languages.

            That Instructor E. H. Dixon be promoted to the rank of Adjunct Professor of Physics.

            That J. D. Melton be named as Assistant in Chemistry.

            It is recommended that the following new positions be authorized and established and filled as recommended by the Chancellor.

            An adjunct professorship in Romance Languages to be filled by Mr. J. R. Thaxton.

            An instructorship in Romance Languages to be filled by Miss Mary Ferguson.

            An Associate Professorship in English to be filled by Mr. M. D. DuBose.

            An adjunct professorship in Public Speaking to be filled by the Prudential Committee.

            An adjunct professorship in Commerce to be filled by Mr. W. Smith.

            An instructorship in Commerce to be filled by Mr. J. H. Hosch.

            An assistance place at the Gymnasium to be filled by the Prudential Committee.

            An associate professorship in Education to be filled by the Prudential Committee.

            An associate professorship in Philosophy to be filled by the Prudential Committee.

            An instructorship in Mathematics to be filled by the Prudential Committee.

            A tutorship in Latin to be filled by the Prudential Committee.

            An assistant nurse at the Infirmary to be named by the Prudential Committee.

 

            Gov. Brown also reported for the Brown Fund Committee and the report was adopted as follows:

 

            “Your committee on the Brown Fund and other loan fund recommends the following appointments:

 

(Page 348) Charles McDonald Brown Fund

           

            1. Bagwell – J. E.               2. Beale – Chas. B.                  3. Beasley – J. C.

            4. Bishop – C. H.               5. Branyon – D. L.                   6. Bridges – J. L.

            7. Brown – Louis P.           8. Bryant – M. W.                    9. Chandler – J. B.

            10. Collinsworth – Allen     11. Culpepper – G. H.              12. Daniel – Rufus

            13. Danielle – Y. H.            14. Davis – J. H.                      15. Day – J. M.

            16. Dolon – R. L.               17. Elkins – P. L.                      18. Forrester – J. M.

            19. Gladin – C. B.              20. Harris – H. B., Jr.               21. Hatcher – W. G.

            22. Hensley – E. A.            23. Hightower – E. A.              24. Hubert – C. D.

            25. Hughes – O. L.             26. Josner – O. C.                    27. Jones – W. W.

            28. Langley – Archie          29. Lewis – E. L.                      30. Maddox – Gordon

            31. Mauldin – J. A.             32. Morrison – H. J.                 33. Parker A. B.

            34. Pearce – W. W.           35. Sabados – G. L.                 36. Sasser – T. J.

            37. Scroggs – G. B.            38. Smalley – Wayne                39. Sproull – J. F.

            40. St. John – T. F.            41. Starr – L. G.                       42. Stephens – R. F.

            43. Tatum – J. G.               44. Taylor – H. L.                    45. Thomson – T. F.

            46. Tucker – W. T.            47. Van Hunter – J. G.             48. Webb – J. V.

            49. Wesley – J. M.             50. Whitechel – H. E.               51. Wofford – Hoke

            52. Sutherland – Carl          53. Spinks – H. N.                   54. Richardson – Joel C.

            55. Heard – Richard           56. Yemans – C. R.                  57. Smalley – J. L.

            61. Matthews – James

            The first two vacancies that may occur in above list to be filled by appointment of Luther H. Zeigler and J. F. Harman.

 

B. F. Bullard Fund

            1. Hester – Jos. E.              2. Teat – Fannie Mae               3. May Quarlene

            4. Loyce Cargile

 

W. F. Churchill Fund

            1. Bishop – Jos. E.             2. Campbell – D. S.                  3. Henley – Annie Sue

            4. Ingram – Lula                 5. Osborne – Louise                 6. Phipps – Roy

            7. Stith – Maybelle

 

D. A. R. Fund

            1. Fain – C. W.

 

W. S. Denmark Fund

            1. Publen – Blake               2. Thomson – Robert                3. Vandiviere – S. P.

 

James C. Harris Fund

            1. Thompson – J. B.

 

J. H. Lumpkin Fund

            1. Bishop – G. N.               2. Head – H. V.

           

            (Page 349) The following letter was read to the Board:

Atlanta, Ga. June 11, 1925

Mr. T. W. Reed Treas.

            University of Georgia

                              Athens, Ga.

Dear Mr. Reed:

            Your letter in regard to the Rebecca J. Treadwell estate received in my absence and I hasten to reply on my return.

            For your information practically this entire estate was left in notes and mortgage loans that in most instances had four to five years to run at the time of Mrs. Treadwell’s death.  We have collected a greater part of these mortgages and have to foreclose several of the loans and believe we will be able to disburse the balance of the legacies soon.  After that time we will try to give you something definite as to when you may expect on income from the estate.

            With kindest regards, I am.

                                                                                                      Very Truly Yours,

                                                                                                            S. W. Carson.

 

            Judge Meldrim called the attention of the Board to the gift of $10000.00 made several years since by Mrs. B. F. Bullard to establish a loan fund here and to the great interest she has taken in the University, also to her scholarly attainments.  He moved that the rules be suspended for the purpose of conferring on Mrs. Bullard the degree of Doctor of Letters.  The rules were suspended and the degree ordered conferred.

            Dr. L. G. Hardman, Chairman of the Committee on Research made a report which was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            Mr. Sibley introduced the following resolution which was passed:

            “Resolved, That the Board hereby expresses its appreciation of the work + reports of the Committee on Research concerning the work and achievements of the alumni and teachers of this University in original research and expresses also its hope that this field may be further explored and cultivated.”

            The following were recommended by the Faculty for undergraduate degrees + the degrees were ordered conferred:

 

Master of Arts

            Flora Blalock                                                    John Eldridge Drewry

            Elizabeth Moss Bondurant                                Edwin Mallard Everett

            Anna Wallis Brumby                                         Isabelle Simkins McCaskill

            Samuel Antoine Cartledge                                 Mildred Rutherford Mell

            Forrest Cumming                                              Elizabeth Nix

                                                Georgia deMay Ward

 

(Page 350) Master of Science

                                                Ellis Howard Dixon

 

Bachelor of Arts

            Mary Olivia Ferguson

            Walter Edwin Sewell                Summa cum laude

 


            Thomas Fitzgerald Green, Jr.

            William Pratt Health, Jr.

            Claud William Lowe                        Magna cum laude

            Alice Winn Peeples

            Herschel Eugene Smith

            Mary Strahan

 

            Simon Nabhen Courie                                      Lucius Lamar, Jr.

            Troy England Evitt                                            John Bernard Maddox

            Ethel Elizabeth Hailey    Birdella McAllister

            Henry Bradley Johnson Auburn Gaubelle Owens

                                                Jefferson Wright Tatum.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

            Dorothy Josette Moran, magna cum laude

            James Ruey Patrick

 

Bachelor of Arts in Education

            Edna Hendricks             magna cum laude

            Jane Sams Scott

            Gertrude Ellington Cantrell, cum laude

           

            Vonnie Abercrombie                                        Rena Katherine Davenport

            Virginia Easley Athon                                        Myrtle Edwards

            Lucy May Carroll                                             Sara Elder

            Harriet Elizabeth Colbert                                   Christine Moon

            Carlton Black Colquitt  Evelyn Perry

                                                Sue Reid Vason

 

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

            Mary Elizabeth Barksdale                                 Rutherford Lipscomb Ellis

            Myer Sussman Cook                                        Iver Henry Granath

            Irwin Philip Myerson                                         James Wilkins Overstreet, Jr.

 

(Page 351) Bachelor of Science

            Albert Julius Dornblatt                    summa cum laude

            Herbert Bernard Rothschild

 

            Helen Dumas                      magna cum laude

            John Hulon Mote

 

            David Lowe Cloud, Jr. William Slater Murray

            Homer Christian Eberhardt                               James Kinard McNeill

            Harry LaFayette Middlebrooks                         Frank Joseph Slater

                                                John Davis Willingham, as of the class of 1910

 

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)

            Charles Arthur Curtis, cum laude

 

            Horace Isham Abney                                        Joseph Brown Mosteller

            Edwin Beer                                                      Paul Nettleton Richards

 

Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering)

                                                James Harold Hancock

 

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

            Neal Duncan McRainey, with honors

 

            Ernest Griffith Blackwell                                    Martin Winslow McKee

            Ardy Homer Chambers                                    Lucius Blakemore McLendon

            Isaac Vivian Chandler                                       Lucius Henry Nelson

            Frederick Charles Drexel                                  Frederick William Orr

            Luke Astelle Forrest                                         Henry Waller Powers

            Byard Owens, Fry                                            Robert James Richardson

            Lisle Sears Gardiner                                         Herschel Henry Shores

            Owen Edward Gay                                           Robert Harris Smalley

            Calvin Davis Green                                           John Sherman Smith

            Lewis Crouch Green                                         William Hoke Southern

            Lowery Taylor Hagood                                    Clovis Turk

            Calvin Howard Langford                                  James Hunter Wilson

            Robert Meriwether Middleton                           Oscar Woody

                                                Fleetwood Lanier, as of the Class of 1916

                                                Daniel Kelly Young, as the Class of 1917

 

(Page 352) Bachelor of Science (Home Economics)

            Nannie Ella Ivey          

            Rachael Lucretia Keith            with high honors

            Katherine Dresse Lanier       with honors

 

            Evelyn Boley                                                    Katie Harris

            Polly Ruth Bowers                                            Emily Mullikin LaBoon

            Mattie Mae Chapman                                       Sara Evelyn Maddux

            Lorine Collins                                                   Elizabeth Amanda Meredith

            Winnifred Jordan Davis Sarah Tarragano

            Ada Bernice Echols                                          Mary Lucile Turner

                                                Annie Laurie Wier

 

Bachelor of Science (Forestry)

                                                Zeke B. Byrd

 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

            Foy Clifford Randall                                         Herman Burton Smith

                                                Nicholas James Taylor

 

Bachelor of Science (Commerce)

            George Colquitt Dean

            John Harrison Hosch              magna cum laude       

 

            James Alex Cromartie

            Jesse Joel Dean

            Greene Flournoy Johnson           cum laude 

            Morris Layton Stokes

            DeWitt Campbell Turner

           

            Walter Stephen Allen                                        Elbert William Gallaher

            Thomas Lanier Alnutt                                        James Blackshear Harley

            Charles Hubert Baker                                       Ben Howard Husbands

            Leo William Belcher                                         Garnet Taylor Langford                        John William Blount, Jr.            Charles Holmes Martin, Jr.                                           James Villard Calhoun  Dwight Warren Ryther, Jr.                    Robert S. Caruthers                                          Roy Thomas Scoggins              Patrick Lee O’Neal Crenshaw            Garnett Fain Slaughter                                      Ernest Gibson Dickey               Thomas McKey Tillman            Charles Clone Fargo                                       William Horace Veale

 

Bachelor of Science (Medicine)

            John Moss Coldwell, Jr.                                   Robert Maxwell Harbin, Jr.

            Henry Roosevelt Craig  James George McDaniel

            Loree Florence                                                 William Kuhlke Philpot

                                                Tofey George Smaha

 

(Page 353) Bachelor of Laws

            George Frederick Dugger

            Elizabeth Edith House                with first honor

 


            Daniel Green Bryant

            Stanley Milledge                with honor

 

            Gussie Brooks

            Thomas C. Denmark

            James Francis Glass              with distinctions

            Robert Earle Saffold

 

            LeRoy Allen                                                     Freeman Napier Jelks

            Frank Albert Bozarth                                        Martin Latimer Johnson

            Robert Lee Pittman Carter                                Isadore Aaron Joselove

            Wallace Hoseal Epting  DeBlois Milledge

            Robert Spurgeon Florence                                Oscar Francis Miller

            Charles Latimer Gowen                                    Abraham Aaron Nathan

            Rupert Bain Griffith                                           Marie Richard O’Neal, Jr.

            Albon Lee Hatcher                                           Terrell Rainey Perry, Jr.

            Willie D. Holliday                                             Judson Butts Smith

 

Graduate in Pharmacy

 

            Louie R. Braswell                                             George Jasper Parker

            Gloria Miller                                                     Walter Ralph Reeves

            Evelyn O’Quinn                                                Marcella Richardson

            [A portion of requirements for degree satisfied by audits by other institutions]

           

            The Board then took recess until tomorrow morning.

 

 

            Athens, Ga. June 17, 1925

 

            The Board met today; a quorum being present.

            The minutes of the preceding day’s session were read and approved.

            Judge Sibley reported for the Laws + Discipline Committee + recommended the passage of the following resolution:

            “At the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees in 1923, as the record shows, a committee on research work was appointed by the President of the Board of the University of Georgia, and since the scope of work has not been clearly defined, therefore

            Be it resolved, That a standing committee be appointed by the Chairman of the Board, to serve as other standing committee, and to have a place on the (Page 354) annual commencement program, to report and bring to the attention original and research work done but its teachers and graduates, as may be deemed wise and proper by its teachers and graduates, as may be deemed wise and proper by the committee.  And the time allotted this committee shall be the same as granted other standing committees; and the report shall be filled – and from time to time be bound in volumes for reference as the committee thinks wise.”

            The report of the committee as to the above resolution was adopted.

            The following report was made by the trustees of the Law School Building and was adopted + ordered spread on the minutes:

Athens, Ga. June 16, 1925

 

To the Trustees of the University of Georgia,

                                    Athens, Ga.

Gentlemen:

            We beg to hand you herewith deed from the Trustees of the University of Georgia, conveying a certain lot of land on Broad Street and the building thereon, now occupied by the University Law School.

            When this property was sold at auction on Feb. 5, 1919, the same was purchased by David C. Barrow, Thomas J. Shackelford, Andrew J. Cobb and W. G. Cornett at and for the sum of Fifteen Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty-five ($15,525.00) Dollars.  The deed was made by Elks Home Association to the above named parties at their suggestion as Trustees of the University Law School Building Fund.

            There was an eneumbrance on said property of Nine Thousand (9000.00) dollars, which was assumed by said Trustees.

            The property is now free from all lieu.  The last payment which cleaved title having been made by the Trustees of the War Memorial Fund, the sum being $             .

            On the 20th day of March 1925, Judge Andrew J. Cobb, one of the trustees named in said deed to hold this property for the benefit of the University of Georgia, departed this life.

            Judge Cobb for a long number of years was a professor of the University Law School.  He gave the best years of his life in its service.  No man has done more for the Law School than Judge Cobb.

            It has been suggested by the Alumni and various friends of the University that in recognition of the splendid services reduced by Judge Cobb to the Law School that the building, now occupied by the Law School, located (Page 355) on Broad Street; should be named in his honor and that the same should be known as the “Andrew J. Cobb Law Building.”

            We concur in the suggestion and in our opinion it would be a fitting honor to pay to Judge Cobb, and we herewith transmit this suggestion to the Trustees of the University of Georgia, hoping that it will meet with their approval.

            The acceptance of this deed and the property conveyed therein by the Trustees will give the University a magnificent lot and building well-suited for the Law School.

            We consider that we were very fortunate in buying this property at a very low price, and in our opinion the property today is worth $25000.00.

            All of which is respectfully submitted.

                                                                                    Thomas J. Shackelford

                                                                                    W. G. Comett

                                                                                                Trustees of the University

                                                                                                Law School Bldg. Fund.

 

            On motion of Mr. Gober the report was adopted, the deeds ordered and the building named the “Andrew J. Cobb Law Building.”

            The following resolution by Judge Gober was passed:

            “Whereas the trustees having in charge the purchase of the Law Building having reported to the Board that the purchase money has now been paid and the deeds to the property turned over to this Board, therefore.

            “Be it resolved, that the thanks of the Board be extended to the committee for their services in the matter and to express its appreciation of the great work reduced the University in the securing of this building.”

            The following resolution introduced by Judge Meldrim was passed and the security was instructed to send a copy to Mr. Erwin.

            “Resolved, that the heartfelt sympathy of this Board be and the same is hereby extended to our beloved colleague, Mr. Howell C. Erwin – and to his family in this the hour of their sad affliction.”

           

            The names of Mr. John K. Ottley and Mr. Phil W. Davis, Sr. , were presented for the degree of Doctor of Letters – and the nominations were referred to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

            (Page 356) Lt. Col. J. E. Ware, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, appeared before the Board, and stated that the Military Department wished the Board to set aside for use as a Polo field – a certain portion of the Agricultural College lands along the Oconee River.

            After some discussion this matter was referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act.

            The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

 

 

Atlanta Ga., Jan. 7, 1926

 

To the Secretary Board of Trustees

                University of Georgia.

 

            It appearing that a vacancy exists in the representation from the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia upon the Board of Trustees of the Georgia State Woman’s College at Valdosta, which has been occasioned by the death of the Honorable Henry R. Goetchius of the County of Muscogee, Honorable L. G. Council, of the County of Sumter, is hereby appointed a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woman’s College at Valdosta to fill said vacancy.  Let this order of his appointment by entered upon the minutes.

            This January 7, 1926

                                                                                    Richard B. Russell

                                                                                                Chairman

                                                Board of Trustees University of Georgia

 

 

(Page 357)

Atlanta, Ga. Sept. 17, 1926

 

            The Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia met his morning in the Supreme Court now, State Capitol, pursuant to the resolution of the Board at its session June last setting this date for the meeting.

            The meeting was opened with prayer by the Chairman, Judge Russell.

            On the call of the roll all members were recorded as present except Messrs. Ellis, Council, Pottle, Lawrence, and Lovvom.

            A telegram was read from Messrs. Ellis, Council and Pottle stating that they would be able to attend by twelve o’clock now.  Messrs. Lawrence and Lovvom were reported as being too ill to attend and they were excused.

            The Secretary was directed by the Chairman to read the resolution calling for a meeting of the Board.  He did so as follows:

            “Resolved, That a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia is hereby called to convene in the hall of the Supreme Court in the Capitol in the City of Atlanta a Saturday, Sept. 12th, at 11 o’clock a. m., for the purpose of electing a Chancellor.  That said election be made a special order at the hour named.”  This resolution was passed with an amendment working making the time of meeting Friday, Sept. 11th at 11 a. m.

            Mr. Howell moved that the special order of the day, the election of a Chancellor be temporarily suspended and taken up later on at the order of the Board.  The motion was carried.

            Mr. Conner moved that action on the request of the State College of Agriculture as to the use of the income from the Terrell Fund, which matter had been referred by the Board in June to this meeting, by postponed until the next annual meeting of the Board in June 1926. Carried.

            Mr. Meldrim suggested that Mr. Erwin look into the law in regard to this matter and report to the next meeting of the Board.  The Chairman requested Mr. Erwin to do this.

            The following resolutions of the Board of Trustees of the State College of Agriculture, which had been referred to this meeting by the Prudential Committee were read:

            “In new of the fact that the Legislature failed to increase the support fund of the college, the Executive Committee believe that an increase of maintenance fees has become necessary.  On motion of Messrs. Conner + Kidd, it was recommended that fees for the year be fixed at $125, this sum to include the maintenance fee as well.  It was suggested that these fees be made payable on the following basis: (Page 358) $75 on entrance, $25 on the re-opening of College in January, and $25 at the beginning of the third term in March.  The allocation of the funds accruing to the various organizations and agencies as previously authorized by the Trustees is to be made upon the basis followed in connection with Rehabilitation contract.  The foregoing funds are not to include any deposit fees that may be required of students by the Military Department or the professors in charge of the several scientific laboratories.

            “While your committee regret the necessity of raising fees, they believe the amounts suggested and they plan of payment set up will ease the burden upon both students and parents.  The Committee made a very careful and exhaustive search of the records of what is being done about matters of this character in other institutions, and re of the opinion that the charges suggested are reasonable and not out of line with those in effect in many universities where the income from the state is of a more generous nature than that obtaining in Georgia.

            “Your committee further believe that the fees changed by the College of Agriculture and the various schools of the University should be co-coordinated and set up upon an equivalent basis.  To that end they hereby instruct the Assistant Secretary to transmit a copy of this minute to Hon. Howell C. Erwin, Chairman of the Pc of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia, with the request that he canvass this question with the above said committee, and should the action relative thereto be favorable that he present the matter to the attention of the General Board for confirmative at its meeting in Atlanta on Sept. 11th.

            “In taking this action, the Committee wish to make it clear to Col. Erwin and his associates that they are in no sense attempting to invade the province of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia in more than a suggestive manner.  It is the understanding of the Executive Committee that the University faces even a graver financial situation than the College, and it is believed that if a properly coordinated plan of procedure similar in effect to that outlined above could be placed in operation, it would redound to the mutual benefit and goodwill of all the interests concerned.”

            The above resolutions were read to the Prudential Committee, endorsed by that committee and referred to the General Board with a recommendation that they be adopted.

            (Page 359) Mr. Simmons moved to adopt the resolutions as approved by the Prudential Committee.  Debate ensued, during which Chairman Russell left the chair to oppose the motion.

            Mr. Callaway moved to amend the resolutions by making the fee $112.50 instead of $124.  This motion was lost by a vote of 13 to 16.

            Mr. Bennett moved to table the whole matter.  This motion was lost by a vote of 6 to 22.

            Mr. Conner moved to amend by making the total fee $120, ordered as follows, $60 on entrance and $30 at beginning of each subject term in January and April.  This motion was lost.

            The original motion of Mr. Simmons was then adopted by a vote of 18 to 13.

            The Board at its June meeting having referred to this meeting the question of group insurance for members of the Faculty, on motion of Mr. McWhorter the consideration of that question was postponed until the next regular meeting of the Board.

            Mr. Erwin reported to the Board the investigations that the Prudential Committee had made in regard to Prof. E. D. Pusey and asked direction as to the powers of the Prudential Committee in handling a case that might involve the dismissal of a member of the Faculty.

            Mr. Callaway moved that Dr. Pusey be removed from the position for cause.

            Chairman Russell ruled that under the order calling this meeting, the Board could not act on this matter, but that the Board had the power to extend the scope of the meeting if it so desired.

            Mr. Callaway moved that this matter be taken up and settled at this meeting.  Carried.

            Mr. Callaway moved to disagree to the action of the Prudential Committee in electing Mr. Pusey, and that the filling of the place be left to the Prudential Committee.

            Mr. Meldrim was opposed to this unless Dr. Pusey be given a chance to be heard from.

            Mr. Callaway’s motion was ruled out of order.

            Mr. Callaway moved that the entire matter be referred to the Prudential Committee with power to act.  This motion was ruled out of order.  On an appeal from the decision of the chair, the chair was sustained.

            Mr. Callaway moved that full power be conferred on the Prudential Committee to investigate and act on this matter.  The chairman ruled the motion out of order, holding (Page 360) that this matter was not within the jurisdiction of the Prudential to discharge of professor and it was not in the call for this meeting of the Board.  The decision of the Chair was appealed from and the Chair was sustained by a vote of 19 to 9.

            On motion of Mr. Nevin the Board took recess until 2:30 p. m., at which hour the election of a chancellor will be in order.

            At 2:30 p. m. the Board re-assembled + the election of a chancellor was declared to be in order.

            Governor Walker placed in nomination.  Judge Samuel H. Sibley and Mr. Cleveland seconded the nomination.

            Judge Sibley arose and after thanking his friends, stated that he would have to positively decline to allow the use of his name in this connection.

            Mr. Hughes nominated Dr. Andrew M. Soule.

            Mr. Hodgson nominated Dr. Charles M. Snelling.

            Mr. Goetchius seconded the nomination of Dr. Soule.

            Governor Walker, having consulted with Judge Sibley, stated that on account of Judge Sibley’s insistence that his health would not permit him to serve as Chancellor, if elected, he would withdraw his nomination.

            Judge Thomas placed in nomination Mr. Lee W. Branch, of Quinton, Ga.

            Judge Pottle seconded the nomination of Mr. Branch.

            Mr. Conner seconded the nomination of Dr. Soule.

            Mr. Erwin seconded the nomination of Dr. Snelling.

            Governor Brown placed in nomination Prof. S. V. Sanford.

            Mr. Peabody seconded the nomination of Dr. Snelling.

            Mr. Rowe seconded the nomination of Dr. Snelling.

            Mr. Simmons withdrew from consideration the name of Gov. Brough, who had been considered by the Board last June, stating that Gov. Brough’s health was unpaired to an extent that he could not serve if elected.

            General W. A. Harris, of Macon was placed in nomination by Mr. Simmons and the nomination was seconded by Messrs. Maddox, Howell and Sibley.

            Mr. Hardy seconded the nomination of Dr. Sanford.

            Mr. Goetchius moved that the Board proceed to balloting:

            Messrs. Rowe and Pottle were appointed as tellers.

            The first ballot resulted as follows:

            Snelling                         5

            Soule                            5

            Sanford                        6

            Harris                           9

            Branch                         6

            Sibley                           2

                                                33

           

            (Page 361) The second ballot was taken + resulted as follows:

            Snelling                         6

            Soule                            7

            Sanford                        5

            Harris                           11

            Branch                         2

            Sibley                           2

                                                33

 

            The third ballot was taken with the following result:

            Snelling                         8

            Soule                            6

            Sanford                        5

            Harris                           12

            Branch                         1

            Sibley                           1

                                                33

 

            The fourth ballot resulted as follows:

            Snelling                         6

            Soule                            6

            Sanford                        5

            Harris                           13

            Branch                         2

            Sibley                           1

                                                33

 

            Mr. Callaway moved to displace the special order until next June, Mr. Simmons moved to lay this motion on the table.  The motion was laid on the table by a vote of 16 to 15 and the fifth ballot was taken, the resulting as follows:

            Snelling                         5

            Soule                            4

            Sanford                        5

            Harris                           13

            Branch                         1

            Sibley                           3

                                                31

            At the end of the 5th ballot Mr. Callaway moved to displace the special order until the next regular meeting of the Board.  This motion was seconded by Mr. Pottle.  Mr. Simmons moved to table + the motion to the table was lost by a vote of 15 to 16.

            (Page 362) Chairman Russell ruled that it requires a two-third vote to suspend a rule.  Mr. Smith appealed from the decision of the chair and the chair was reversed by a vote of 16 to 13.

            Mr. Miller moved to reconsider the action of the Board in revising the decision of the chair.  The point was made that Mr. Miller did not vote with the appropriate and therefore could not move to reconsider.  The point of order was sustained.

            Mr. Simmons moved to adjourn until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.

            Mr. Howell urged that the matter be disposed of at this session.

            Chairman Russell left the chair to argue in favor of settling this matter now.

            A motion by Mr. Nevin to adjourn until 8 p. m. was carried by a vote of 16 to 14.

            The Board re-assembled at 8 p. m.

            Mr. Callaway moved to displace the special order of business.

            Governor Harris stated that he had talked to his son, Gen. W. A. Harris, and that Gen. Harris stated that he could not accept the Chancellorship even if it were tendered to him.

            Mr. Callaway’s motion was carried by a vote of 20 to 11.

            (Crossed Out Paragraph)

           

            Mr. Rowe moved that Dr. Charles M. Snelling be elected as Acting Chancellor until the annual meeting of the Board in 1926.

            Judge Sibley raised the point of order that this would require a ballot + the point was sustained.

            Mr. Meldrim moved that the Secretary cast the ballot of the Board.

            Mr. Simmons objected to the Secretary casting the ballot, maintaining that the members must vote.

            Mr. Rowe moved to take a ballot for Acting Chancellor + the motion was carried.

            The ballot resulted as follows: 

            Snelling                         26

            Sibley                           1

            (Page 363) Mr. Callaway moved that the committee consisting of Messrs. Sibley, Meldrim, Simmons and Nevin be continued in their work of investigation and that the Chairman be enforced to call a special meeting of the Board to consider any report this committee might have to make.

            Mr. Cleveland amended by adding that the expresses of the members of the Committee be paid by the University.  The amendment was accepted and the motion was carried.

            On motion of Mr. Meldrim, the report of the Special Committee on investigation of which Judge Sibley is chairman, was ordered filed (with the exception of the exhibits attached to the report).

            The following resolution by Mr. Erwin was adopted:

            “Resolved, That the Acting Chancellor be paid the same salary as is paid the Chancellor at the present time, (Crossed Out) the same to be in lieu of all other compensation, provided, however, that he shall not be furnished the Chancellor’s house, the same to be rescued subject to future disposition by the Board.”

            A motion by Mr. Rowe was passed that the Prudential Committee be empowered to employ assistance for the Acting Chancellor at a sum not to exceed one thousand dollars, if needed.

            On motion of Mr. Callaway it was declared to be the sense of the Board that the salary of the Chancellor Emeritus begin as of dept. 1st at $3000 for annum.

            Governor Walker (Crossed Out) asked that the action of the Board in fixing the fees for students at $125 per annum be reconsidered.

            Mr. McDaniel moved to reconsider the action of the Board on that subject, + the motion was carried by a vote of 21 to 5.

            The Board then adjourned subject to the call of the Chairman.

 

 

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Atlanta, Ga. Feb. 13, 1926

 

            The Board of Trustees met in called session this morning at 10 o’clock in the Supreme Court room, the purpose of the meeting being to discuss such questions as might be of interest touching the affairs of the University to be presented to the General Assembly of Georgia at its approaching called session.

            All members were present except Gov. Walker and Messrs. Council, Howell, Brown, Fleming, Peabody + Conner.

            Excuses were rendered for Messrs. Howell, Fleming, Peabody and Conner and they were excused.

            The meeting was then opened with prayer by Judge Sibley.

            Mr. W. C. Bradley and Mr. A Pratt Adams were introduced as new members of the Board.

            On motion of Mr. Miller the following committees were named to draft suitable resolutions on the deaths of Messrs. Henry R. Goetchius + J. L. Lovvom, former members of the Board.

            On Mr. Goetchius – Messrs. Miller, Smith and McDaniel.

            On MR. Lovvom – Messrs. Miller, Brown + Maddox.

            The following resolution was introduced by Mr. Simmons submits the following report:

            “We recommend that the qualification for admission to the Lumpkin Law School shall be left to the President thereof and the full-time professors.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                R. B. Russell,

                                                                                                W. E. Simmons,

                                                                                                A. S. Hardy

                                                                                                H. J. Rowe.

            This report was adopted by a vive voce vote.

            Almost immediately Mr. Smith moved reconsideration, stating that he had voted under a misapprehension.  After a brief debate on this resolution to reconsider, a vote was taken and the motion to reconsider was lost by a vote of 8 to 17.

            Acting Chancellor Snelling asked that the Board name its chairman Judge Russell, to represent the University of Georgia at the unveiling of the statue of Crawford W. Long in Statuary Hall, National Capitol.  On motion of Mr. Lawrence this action was taken.

            Acting Chancellor Snelling stated to the Board that he had requested the General Education Board to donate $30000 a year for two years to help forward the proposed extension work by the University of Georgia.  On motion of Judge Sibley the action of the Chancellor was approved.

            (Page 365) Acting Chancellor Snelling then presented the proposed plan for securing the passage or a bill by the legislature to allow the people to vote on the question of educational bonds.

            Mr. Nevin submitted a resolution on the subject as follows:

            “Resolved that this Board approves + will support a bill to propose to the people an amendment to the Constitution by which the General Assembly will be authorized to issue bonds not exceeding fifteen million dollars for educational purposes.”

            Mr. Rowe moved to amend by making the sum eighteen million dollars + Mr. Nevin accepted the amendment.

            Mr. Land offered the following amendment:

            To change the wanting of the resolution to make it read: “An appeal to the legislation to amend the State Constitution so as to authorize the issuance of state bonds for educational purposes.”

            There was considerable discussion as to the necessity for stating a fixed amount.

            Mr. Land amended his resolution by adding the words “in a limited amount.”

            Mr. Miller moved to amend Mr. Land’s amendment by making it read “in such an amount as may be deemed wise by the legislature” and Mr. Land accepted this amendment.

            Accepting the different amendments, Mr. Nevin introduced the following as a substitute for all the above

            “Resolved, that this Board approves and will support a bill to propose to the people an amendment to the Constitution by which the General Assembly will be authorized to issue bonds in the sum of eighteen million dollars for educational purposes, or in such an amount as may be deemed wise by the legislature.”

            This substitute was adopted.

            Chairman Russell called Mr. Bennett to the chair and addressed the Board on the following resolution which he introduced:

            “That we request the General Assembly to make such provision for the education of Georgia boys and girls who through poverty are unable to obtain the advantages of the University system, either by an amendment to the Constitution for this purpose, or by direct appropriation to be provisions as the General Assembly my enact + provide”

            This resolution was discussed at some length, the discussion being favorable as to the merits of the resolution but some doubt expressed as to wish of passing it now.

            Finally on motion of Mr. Nevin it was laid on the table.

            The Board then adjourned.

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 19, 1926

 

            The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia was called to order this afternoon at four o’clock by the Chairman, Judge Richard B. Russell.

            The meeting was opened with prayer by Governor Brown.

 

Roll Call:

            On the call of the roll the following members were founded to be absent: Governor Walker and Messrs. Nevin, Bradley, W. H. Fleming, Bennett, Hughes, Peabody, Callaway, A. B. Fleming, Ellis and Land.

 

Excuses:

            Excuses were offered and accepted for Messrs. Nevin, Bradley, W. H. Fleming, Bennett, Hughes, Peabody, Ellis and Land.

 

Invitation to Coll. of Agric. Luncheon:

            President Soule extended the invitation of the College of Agriculture for the Board to be the guests of that institution at a luncheon tomorrow at seven o’clock at the College Cafeteria.  The invitation was accepted with thanks by the Board.

 

Minutes:

            The minutes of the Board for the session of Sept. 11th and for the February meeting were read and approved.

 

Prudential Com. Minutes:

            The minutes of the Prudential Committee for the past year were read.  On motion of Mr. Lawrence the minutes of the Prudential Committee were referred to the Committee on Distribution to refer the different portions of the minutes to the proper committees.

            Chancellor Russell appointed Messrs. Lawrence, Foley, Smith, Miller and Sibley as the committee on distribution.

 

Chancellor’s Report:

            Acting Chancellor Snelling made his report to the Board.

 

Educational Survey:

            Mr. Howell moved that a committee be named to confer with Chancellor Snelling in regard to an educational survey of the State and to make proper recommendations to the Board as to what should be done to bring about the suggested survey.  The motion was carried and Chairman Russell named as the committee, Messrs. Howell, Simmons, McDaniel and Pottle.

 

Equalizing Fees:

            Chancellor Snelling spoke to the Board of the necessity for equalizing the fees of the students of all departments of the University and also for allocating to the College of Agriculture a portion of the Nelson Fund.  Mr. Conner moved to refer this portion of the Chancellor’s report to a special committee.  The motion was carried and Chancellor Russell named as the committee Messrs. Conner, Sibley and Cleveland.

            The report of the Chancellor was referred to the Committee on Distribution.

            (Page 368) Mr. Miller submitted the following resolution concerning the bequest of the late Dr. Thomas E. Mitchell, and the resolution was adopted:

            “Whereas by Item 10 (A) of the last will and testament of Thomas E. Mitchell, late of Columbus, Muscogee County, George, the following bequest and legacy was made by the said Thomas E. Mitchell to the Trustees of the University of Georgia, to-wit:

           

Thomas E. Mitchell Bequest:

            “(A) On of such parts I give, bequeath and devise in trust to the Trustees of the University of Georgia, in trust to use then et income, issues and profits derived therefore, according to the best judgment of the Trustees of the University of Georgia, to assist poor, worthy and deserving students, who may be bonafide? residents of Georgia, in obtaining an education at the University of Georgia at Athens, or at one of its branches, to-wit, the Georgia School of Technology at Atlanta, Georgia, the State Normal School, at Athens, Georgia, and the State College for Women, at Milledgeville, Georgia and in paying the expenses of said students while obtaining such education at the University of Georgia, or at any one of its mentioned branches.  In the use and application of the revenue of said trust fund by the Trustees of the University of Georgia, it is my will and desire that the same be allotted as equitably as possible in the judgment of said Trustees, to the University at Athens, and to each one of the three mentioned branches of the University of Georgia.”  The corpus of said trust fund bequeathed to the Trustees of the University shall, whenever changed from the original securities in which invested and delivered to said Trustees by my Executor, be invested in bounds of the State of Georgia; many subdivision thereof.  It is my desire, without in any way making my wish obligatory upon said Trustees of the University of Georgia, that students resident of Columbus, Georgia, shall have the preference in the use of said trust fund, and next thereafter students resident of the section of Georgia in which Columbus is located, and lastly, students resident in other sections of Georgia; and it is further my desire, that said Trustees lend the income of said trust fund to worthy students and take from them interest bearing notes, payable on easy terms, since it is my opinion that such a method of assisting students by loans is better adapted to the formation of the character than to make absolute gifts (Page 369) to such students.  Wherein said Trustees of the University of Georgia may lend the income of the trust property to worth students, the interest and income of such loans shall be added to, and become a part of the corpus of the trust to the Trustees of the University of Georgia shall be known as the Thomas E. Mitchell Educational Fund of the University of Georgia,” and

            “Whereas it is now the desire of the Trustees of the University of Georgia to accept said legacy and bequest made under the terms of said will of Thomas E. Mitchell,”

            “Now therefore, be it resolved, by the Trustees of the University of Georgia made to said – Or hereby accept for and on behalf of the Trustees of the University of Georgia, the aforesaid bequest and legacy made to said Trustees under the terms of Item 10 (A) of the last will and testament of Thomas E. Mitchell, and subject to all the terms and conditions of said bequest under the will of Thomas E. Mitchell; and,

            “Be it further resolved, that when and as the Columbus Saving Bank and Trust Company, of Columbus, Georgia, the Executor of the will of Thomas E. Mitchell, is prepared and read to deliver to said Trustees of the University of Georgia, the bequest and legacy made to the Trustees of the University of Georgia by the said Thomas E. Mitchell, the said Trustees of the University of Georgia do hereby designate and empower T. W. Reed, Treasurer of the University of Georgia as its agent and attorney --- fact, for and in behalf of the Trustees of the University of Georgia, and in the name, place and stead of the Trustees of the University of Georgia; to receipt for, and to receive from, the Executor of the will of Thomas E. Mitchell, any and all securities – and case funds which the said Executor may be prepared to deliver and pay over to the Trustees of the University of Georgia in discharge of the legacy and bequest so made by the said Thomas E. Mitchell.”

 

Report of School of Technology:

            Gov. Harris reported as President of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Hours of Meeting:

            The hours of meeting were announced as being from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. and from 4 p. m. to 6:30 p. m.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

 

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Athens, Ga. June 11, 1926

 

            The Board met this morning, all members present except Gov. Walker and Messrs. Bradley, Bennett, Hughes, Peabody, Ellis and Land.

            Mr. Lawrence made the following report for the Committee on Distribution, which was adopted:

            The question of purchasing an X-ray equipment for the Infirmary – to the Finance Committee:

 

Distribution:
            The question of a Dean of Men – to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            The question of a 4 year degree course in Pharmacy – to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            The question of a department of Fine Arts and Music – to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            The acknowledgement of gifts – to the Laws + Discipline Committee.

            Department reports – to Laws + Discipline Committee for recommendation – and then to Finance Committee on all questions involving finance.

            The question of Polo field – to the Property Committee.

            The question of division of Infirmary fees – to committee on Nelson Fund.

 

New Trustee Presented:

            Chairman Russell presented the new member of the Board, Hon. A. E. Fleming, president of the Board of Trustees of Bowdon State Normal College.

 

Brinson Will:

            Judge Callaway presented the matter of the will of the late Mrs. E. L. Brinson and it was referred to the Committee on Laws + Discipline.

            The minutes of yesterday’s session were read and approved.

 

Powers of Prudential Committee:

            Mr. Simmons introduced the following resolution:

            “Resolved, that a committee of five be appointed by the Chairman of this Board to ascertain the powers and authority of the Prudential Committee, and to report thereon during the present session.”

            The resolution was passed and the Chairman named Messrs. W. H. Fleming, Cleveland, Thomas and Maddox.

            Mr. Miller presented a resolution as to the Thomas E. Mitchell Fund.  Mr. Maddox moved to refer it to the Committee on Laws + Discipline and the motion was lost.  Mr. W. H. Fleming moved that it be referred to a special committee of three to report back this afternoon.  This motion was carried and the Chairman named Messrs. W. H. Fleming, Sibley, and Maddox as the Committee.

            (Page 371) Mr. Smith moved that the Board proceed to the election of a Chancellor and other administrative officers where there are vacancies to be filled.  The motion was carried.

 

Dr. C. M. Snelling elected as Chancellor:

            Mr. Howell nominated for the Chancellorship Dr. Charles M. Snelling.  The nomination was seconded by Judge Sibley and Governor Harris.

            Messrs. M. McWhorter and Council were appointed tellers.  The vote resulted as follows: Snelling 25 votes.  He was declared unanimously elected.

            Mr. Lawrence nominated Dr. D. V. Sanford for the positions of President of Franklin College and Dean of the University.  This nomination was seconded by Mr. Rowe and Governor Brown.

            Judge Sibley nominated Dr. R. P. Stephens for this position and the nomination was seconded by Mr. Hodgson.

 

Dr. S. V. Sanford Elected Pres. of Franklin College + Dean of the University:

            The ballot resulted as follows: Sanford 20, Stephens 5.  Dr. Sanford was declared elected.

            The Chairman named Messrs. Erwin and Cleveland as a committee to notify Chancellor Snelling and Dean Sanford of their election.

 

Ga. Medical College Report:

            Judge Callaway reported for the Ga. Medical College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

N. Ga. Agr. College Report:

            Mr. Hardy reported for the North Ga. Agr. College and the report was referred to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

            Chairman Russell vacated the chair in order to take time to arrange the standing committees.

 

Degree of Sc. D. on Dean W. V. Skiles:

            Mr. Dozier was called to the chair and Gov. Harris presented as  recommendation from the Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology the name of Dean William Vernon Skiles for the honorary degree of Doctor of Science.  The rules were suspended and the degree was ordered conferred.

            Mr. Miller asked to be excused for the remainder of the session after Saturday.  Granted.

            Mr. Council asked to be excused after Saturday.  Granted.

            Mr. Sibley asked to be excused after Saturday.  Granted.

            Chairman Russell announced the following standing committees:

           

Committees:

            Laws + Discipline: Lawrence, McDaniel, W. H. Fleming, Sibley, Smith, Thomas, Miller, Adams, Council, Cleveland, Maddox, Rowe, Nevin.

            Prudential – Erwin, Rowe, McWhorter, Dozier, Hodgson.

            Finance – Simmons, Howell, Pottle, Callaway, Foley, Barrett, Conner.

            Loan Funds – Brown, Pottle, Lawrence, Erwin, Dozier, McWhorter.

            Property – Barrett, Hodgson, A. E. Fleming, Conner, Thomas.

            (Page 372) Insurance – Rowe, Miller, Conner.

            Library – Sibley, Thomas, Hodgson, Smith, Cleveland.

            Law Library – Thomas, Adams, Harris, Simmons, Pottle.

            Law Department – To be announced later.

            Invitation – Erwin, Dozier, Foley, Barrett, Maddox.

            Auditing – Council, Barrett, Hardy.

            Branch Colleges – Harris, Chairman and all ex-officio presidents of the Branch Colleges Board of Trustees.

            Athletics – Rowe, Hodgson, McWhorter, Erwin, Dozier, the Chancellor.

            Legislative – To be announced later.

            Honorary Degrees – To be announced later.

            Faculty – To be announced later.

            Treadwell Fund – Russell, Barrett, Erwin.

            Research – Hardman, Peabody, Jacobs.

 

Change of Commencement Date:

            Mr. Howell introduced the following resolution changing the time of meeting of the Board in annual session:

            Resolved, That on the meting of this Board on the Thursday preceding the commencement of 1927 that adjournment be taken at once to the following Monday morning at ten o’clock.

            Mr. Brown spoke in opposition to the run.  Mr. Conner moved to table the resolution – and the motion was lost.  Mr. Adams moved to amend the resolution so as to have all written reports ready and allotted to the proper committees before the opening day of the session.  This amendment was accepted by Mr. Howell.

            Mr. Foley moved to refer to a special committee of three to consider the resolution and report its recommendations today.  This motion was carried and the Chairman named Messrs. Foley, Howell and W. H. Fleming on this committee.

 

Mr. Maddox Vice-Chairman of Board:

            On motion of Mr. Row, seconded by Mr. Dozier, Mr. Maddox was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Board.

            Mr. Sibley reported for the Library Committee as follows and the report was adopted:

           

Report of Library Committee:

            “Your committee reports a most active use of the library during the past year, increasing by about 30 percent over the preceding year.  A provision of $800 for equipment is contained in the budget but nothing for the purchase of books.  The repair and increase of the books depends solely on the Library fees amounting to about $5000, but with a purchasing power of only $1500 as compared with ten years ago.  This is wholly insufficient in our judgment to build up the library.  While not recommending any upset of the budget, we call attention to the desirability of adding to the book purchase funds from any available source.  We note with appreciation Mr. Langstrut Hull’s letting the Library have the custody of the original draft of the Constitution of the Confederate States + feel that it adds an item of great interest (Page 373) and volume to the library.”

            Mr. Conner reported for the special committee on the division of the Nelson Fund and the equalization of fees for all students in the University.

            Mr. Simmons and Chairman Russell spoke in opposition to the report.

 

Division of Nelson Fund with Coll. of Agriculture:

            Mr. Simmons moved to refer the report back to the Committee with instructions to make its provisions applicable only to the State College of Agriculture.  The motion was lost.

            The report of the committee was then adopted was follows:

 

(Typed) Equalization Fees:

            Your committee on allocation of funds received from the United States by the University under the Morrill acts and on equalization of student fees, recommend that of the money so received from the United States the sum of $12500.00 per year be Agriculture for the uses stated in said acts.

            We further recommend that each full term student in all of the departments of the University located at Athens pay (Crossed Out) annually the sum of one hundred dollars in lieu of all student fees now charged, in such installments as the Prudential Committee may fix.

                                                J. J. Conner, Lloyd Cleveland, S. H. Sibley, Committee.

(Typed Ended)

            Mr. Howell reported for the special committee as to the proposed educational survey and the report was adopted as follows:

            “Your committee appointed to take under advisement the matter of a survey of state-supported higher educational institutions of Georgia beg to make their report in the form of the following resolutions:

 

Educational Survey:

            “Whereas, under the laws of Georgia the Board of Trustees of the University is charged with the general supervision of the state – supported higher educational institutions; and

            “Whereas, the Chancellor in his annual report has advanced reasons why a general survey of the higher educational facilities of the state should be made – and has recommended immediate action by the Board; and

            “Whereas, it is highly desirable that such a survey, if undertaken, should be completed with the least possible delay:

            “Therefore, Be it resolved:

            “First: That the Board of Trustees approve the plan as recommended by the Chancellor.

            “Second: That the Chancellor be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a construct with such disinterested expert agency of national prominence and experience as he may select to make the survey.

            (Page 374) Third: That the educational survey be completed, if possible, prior to the next annual meeting of this board and the results be reported to the board at the meeting.

            Fourth: That this Board, after receiving and considering the report of the survey make such recommendation as it deem wise to the General Assembly of 1927.”

 

Property Committee. Report:

            Mr. Barrett reported for the Property Committee.  The report was adopted and ordered filed.

            The following resolution, introduced by Mr. Simmons, was adopted by a rising vote:

            (Typed) Whereas, Dr. Henry Clay White, for fifty-four yeas the occupant of the University Chair of Chemistry, has written a biography of Abraham Baldwin the founder of the University of Georgia, the author of its charter, and its first president, in which volume the author has put in permanent form the history of the early days of the University, developing many historic incidents heretofore unpublished:

           

Thanks to Dr. White:

            Therefore – Be it resolved that the thanks of this board be tendered Dr. White for the splendid and distinct service he has rendered the University and the State, in this publication.

            Resolved further – That the board hears with interest that Dr. White contemplates the publication of the later history of the University, from Baldwin’s connection with it to and through its reorganization after the civil war, at which time he became connected with it, and it expresses the hope that one so fully equipped for such work, will undertake it, thereby contributing to the University and the State a service which no living man is in a position to better render than the distinguished and beloved author of the life of the University’s founder.

            Resolved further – That a copy of this be furnished Dr. White by the Secretary of the board.

 

(Typed Ended)

 

            Mr. Fleming reported for the special committee on the resolution of Mr. Miller as to the Thomas E. Mitchell Fund and the report was adopted as follows:

 

Thomas E. Mitchell Fund:

            “Whereas, by the terms of the will of the late Thomas E. Mitchell it was his will – and desire, as therein expressed, that the revenue of the trust fund left to the Trustees of the University of Georgia be allotted as equitably as possible, in the judgment of said Trustees, to the University, the Georgia School of Technology, the State Normal School at Athens and the State College for Women at Milledgeville; and  

            “Whereas, in the judgment of the Trustees an equitable allotment of said revenue would be one-fourth to each of said institution;

            “Now, therefore, be it resolved;

            1. That the revenue already accrued, - and hereafter to accrue, from said trust found be and the same is hereby allotted one-fourth to each of the branch institutions aforesaid.

            (Page 375) 2. That the Treasurer of the University of Georgia, in receiving said gift from the Executor of the last will and testament of said deceased, is hereby instructed to keep separate account of the principal, and of the interest which has accrued since the death of said deceased, to the end that said interest may become immediately available and be loaned to students desiring to enter school this year, by the institutions aforesaid, in accordance with the terms of said will.

            3. That upon receipt of said trust fund by said treasurer he is hereby instructed to pay one-fourth of the interest so received by him from said executor to the Trustees of the Georgia School of Technology at Atlanta, Ga., one-fourth to the Trustees of the State Normal School at Athens, Ga., and one-fourth to the Trustees of the State College for Women at Milledgeville, Ga.

 

Thomas E. Mitchell Fund:

            4. That said Treasurer is herby instructed to make a like distribution of all future interest or income, issues and profits, to be derived from said fund.

            5. That said Treasurer is hereby instructed to furnish to each of the institutions aforesaid until a certified copy of the will of said deceased, to the end that the Trustees of same may co-operate in carrying out the terms and provision of said will by lending “said trust funds” to worthy students and take from the interest – leaving notes therefore, payable on every term.”, preference to be given to students as contemplated in said will.

            6. That said interest notes shall be taken in the name of and payable to the Trustees of the University of Georgia, and in each note it shall be recited that the consideration of same “is a loan for educational purposes from the Thomas E. Mitchell Educational Fund of the University of Georgia, and that it bear interest at the rate of four percent per annum.

            7. That said treasurer is hereby instructed to furnish to the trustees of each of the branch institutions aforesaid a certified copy of this resolution.”

            Mr. Foley reported for the committee on Mr. Howell’s resolution as to changing the time for annual sessions of the Board + the report was adopted as follows:

           

Time of Annual Sessions:

            “Resolved, That in order to obtain the full attendance of the Board during the Commencement Exercises of the University, the Board shall hold its business sessions for the annual meeting in 1927, on Monday of Commencement week, remaining in session until the work of the Board is completed – the Board to assemble at 10 o’clock Monday morning of Commencement week.

 

Time of Annual Board Meeting:

            “Resolved further, That to enable the Board to proceed promptly with its deliberations upon establishing, the (Page 376) Secretary be and he is hereby directed to supply to the members several days in advance of the meeting copies of all reports usually submitted for the Board’s consideration, and that he apportion such reports, and parts of such reports, to the various committees, so that such reports or parts of reports may be ready for the consideration of appropriate committees upon the assembling of the Board.

            Resolved, further, That the Chairman of the Board, or any member of the Prudential Committee be directed upon calling the Board to order on Thursday before Commencement to adjourn the meeting to the following Monday morning at ten o’clock, if a quorum is not present.

            Resolved, further, That the Chairman of the Board appoint all committees at least one week prior to the meeting of the Board, mailing announcements of such appointment of committees to the members of the Board.”

 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees:

            The name of Mr. Harold Hirsch was presented for the degree of L. L. D. and the nomination went to the committee on Honorary Degrees.

            The name of Rev. D. C. Wright was presented for the degree of D. D. – and the nomination went to the committee on Honorary Degrees.

 

Gift of Pioneer Club:

            The Pioneer Club of the University presented a gift of $300 to the University for the furthering of the establishment of a department of Fine Arts and Music in the University.  The gift was accepted with thanks by the Board.

            The resolution of the Pioneer Club is presenting this gift was as follows:

            “Whereas we, the members of the Pioneer Club of the University of Georgia, have realized the lack of training in music and other fine arts at the University of Georgia; and we have realized that the students attending the University of Georgia have not been receiving the training along these lines with which students in many other Universities have been favored,

            Be it resolved, therefore, that we, the members of the Pioneer Club of 1926, make a gift to the University of Georgia for the purpose generally of developing a department of fine arts, and specifically for the development of musical training in the University, this training to include theory work, for which college credit is sought, and practical work as well.

            Be it further resolved, that we, the members of the Pioneer Club of 1926, authorize the Prudential Committee of the University of Georgia to utilize this gift of $300.00 in (Page 377) any manner which may be deemed proper in fostering musical training of the student body at as early a date as may be deemed practicable.

            Be it further resolved, that it is the desire of the Pioneer Club of 1926 that the club in future years pursue the same policy through the funds of the organization.”

 

Mr. Nevin stated that he was not present when the vote was taken on the chancellorship – and dean’s office – and asked that he be given the privilege of recording his vote for Dr. Snelling for Chancellor and Dr. Sanford for Dean.  He was given that privilege.

 

Chancellor Snelling:

            Chancellor Snelling addressed the Board briefly, expressing his appreciation and pledging himself to continued efforts to advance the interests of the University.

           

Inauguration of Chancellor:

            Mr. Howell moved that the Prudential Committee be directed to take the proper steps for arranging for the formal inauguration of the new Chancellor at same date in the Fall, the Board of Trustees to meet at that time and be present at the inauguration.

            Chancellor Snelling expressed a personal preference that this be not done.

            Mr. Conner moved that the Board accept the suggestions of the Chancellor and have no formal inauguration ceremonies.  The motion was lost.

            The motive of Mr. Howell was then adopted.

 

            Ten o’clock Saturday morning, after the reading of the minutes, was fixed as the hour for hearing the report of the Board of Visitors.

            Mr. Cleveland was granted leave of absence (Crossed Out) until Monday.

 

Photograph of Class of 1868:

            Mr. Erwin, for Mr. M. D. DuBose, presented to the University a photograph of the class of 1868 – and the gift was accepted with thanks.

 

Report of Ga. Indust. College:

            Mr. Adams made a verbal report for the Ga. Industrial College at Savannah and will put his report in writing.  The report went to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

Honorary Degrees:

            The name of Mrs. Ida Katherine Dozier was presented for the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, and the nomination went to the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

            The Chairman announced the following standing committees:

 

Standing Committees:

            Honorary Degrees – Messrs. Hardy, Maddox, Pottle, Lawrence and the Chancellor.

            Faculty – Messrs. Erwin, Simmons, Thomas, McWhorter and the Chancellor.

 

(Page 378) Honorary Degrees:

            The name of Rev. F. C. Morgan was presented for the degree of D. D., and the nomination went over to the committee on honorary degrees.

            The Board then adjourned until tomorrow morning.

 

 

            Athens, Goetchius. June 12, 1926

 

            The Board met this morning at 10 o’clock.

            The following members were absent: Gov. Walker, and Messrs. Nevin, Bradley, Cleveland, Bennett, Hughes, Peabody, Ellis and Land.

            The minutes were read and with a few corrections were approved.

 

Board of Visitors:

            The Board of Visitors made report and the Board of Trustees took recess for five minutes to meet the members of the Board of Visitors.

 

State Normal Report:

            Mr. Miller reported for the State Normal School and the report went to the Committee on Branch Colleges.

 

            On motion of Mr. Callaway the Property Committees was requested to report on that portion of the Prudential Committee minutes concerning the location of the proposed building for the Schools of Commerce and Journalism.

            Mr. Smith introduced the following resolution which was adopted:

 

Law School Resolution:

            “Resolved, That it is the sense of this Board that the standard set by the Association of Law Schools and approved by the American Bar Association representing the end towards which the Lumpkin Law School should work and the standard it should seek to attain as soon as possible.  That this Board will support the President of the Law School in his efforts to this end as fully as its financial resources will permit;

            “That the President of Law School report to the June 1927 meeting of the Board what proper has been made to this end.”

 

            Mr. Pottle was granted leave of absence after today’s session.  He may be able to return Tuesday.

            Mr. Simmons was granted leave of absence from the afternoon session.

 

Law School Committee:

            The Chairman announced the Committee on Law School as follows:  Russell, chairman under the resolution (Crossed Out) creating the committee; (Page 379) McDaniel, Vice chairman; Smith, Pottle, Lawrence, Foley, Simmons, Hardy and Rowe.

            Mr. McDaniel was granted leave of absence for Saturday afternoon and Monday morning.

            Mr. Callaway was granted leave of absence after this afternoon.  He may return Tuesday.

            Mr. Foley moved that the communication from this President of the Law School be referred to the Committee on Law School.  The motion was carried.

            Mr. Lawrence reported for the Committee on Laws + Discipline and the report was adopted as follows:

 

Degree B. S. Phar. Authorized:

            “We recommend that the Faculty be authorized to prescribe a three year’s course in the School of Pharmacy for the degree of “Graduate in Pharmacy” in place of the two years’ course now prescribed, and that the Faculty be further given authority to inaugurate a four years’ course in Pharmacy with the degree of Bachelor of Science of Pharmacy.

 

Dean of Men:

            “We recommend that the suggestion of the Chancellor as to a Dean of Students be referred to the Prudential Committee to inquire into the question of ways and means and report its recommendations to the next annual meeting of the Board.

 

Dept. of Fine Arts + Music:

            “We approve the recommendation of the Chancellor that a Department of Fine Arts and Music be created and a professor be elected, provided the Finance Committee can see its way clear to authorize such expenditure.

 

Thanks for Gifts:

            “We recommend that the Secretary be directed to express the thanks and appreciation of the Board to the donors of the several gifts as set forth in the report of the Chancellor.

 

Secretarial Studies:

            “We recommend that the Department of Secretarial Studies be abolished and that Adjunct Prof. G. M. Broadhurst; of the Department of Secretarial Studies be transferred to the Extension and Correspondence Department.

 

Freshman Week:

            “We recommend that “Freshman Week” plans as recommended by the Chancellor be approved.

 

Promotions:

            “We recommend that the promotions of members of the Faculty and the election of new members made by the Prudential Committee be approved.

 

Chancellor’s Inauguration:

            “We recommend that public installation ceremonies be arranged by the Prudential Committee for the inauguration of the Chancellor at the opening of the University next September.”

            Mr. Erwin, who was requested at the last meeting to give an opinion as to the law governing the Terrell bequest, made his report – and the opinion was ordered recorded in the minutes.

 

(Page 380) TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA:

            At the session of the Board held in Atlanta on September 11, 1925, I was requested to give an opinion as to whether the income of the Terrell Endowment could be legally turned over to the State College of Agriculture.

            I find that this donation was made by Dr. Terrell in the following communication to the Trustees:

 

Terrell Fund:

Sparta, July 27th, 1854

 

To the Honorable, the Trustees of the University of Georgia:

            Gentlemen: From such observations as I have had an opportunity to make, on the condition of the people in different parts of the world, I am quite satisfied that there are none who are so abundantly supplied with all the necessaries and comforts of life as our own; and that there is no form of government so suitable to the intellectual development of a people or the resource of a country, as that of the United States.

            To give perpetuity to the compact of these Confederated States, the principles of which have thrown so much light on the social and political relations of man, and aided so much in the advancement of civilization and the means of individual and national prosperity, is for this great object in every department of knowledge, except in agriculture; and in this, the most important of all, the United States are far behind most of the States of Europe; and the Southern, with the advantage of soil and climate, much more so than the Eastern and Northern.  The bets form of government for a country, where a system of agriculture prevails that is constantly tending to impoverish the soil, cannot long sustain a thrifty population or be able to defend itself.  To avoid such a calamity, which there is no reason to fear will be our condition at no distant day, the people of the Southern States must find the means of preserving their lands from destruction by bad tillage, which is so strikingly observable in every part of the country.

            To aid in this great enterprise, if you will allow me to call it such, I propose to your honorable body, to give to Franklin College Bonds of the State to the amount of Twenty Thousand Dollars, the annual interest of which shall be applied permanently as compensation for a professor, whose duty it shall be to deliver in the college, a course of lectures, during its terms, on “Agriculture as a Science; the Practice and Improvement of Different People; on Chemistry and Geology, so far as they may be useful in Agriculture; on Manures, Analysis of Soil and Domestic Economy, particularly referring to the Southern States;” the lectures to be free.

            If this proposition is acceptable to you, I shall ask the privilege of recommending to your consideration for the appointment of the first professor, Dr. Daniel Lee, who has spent twenty years of his life, in the study and practice of agriculture, and who will bring to its duties all his skill and a zeal that ought to insure success.

            With considerations of the highest respect, I am

 

Your obedient servant,

                                                Wm. Terrell.

 

            (Page 381) The Trustees accepted the gift and passed the following resolutions:

 

Terrell Fund:

            “Resolved, That this board, in accepting the munificent donation of Dr. William Terrell, of the County of Hancock, to Franklin College, to be faithfully applied in accordance with the donor’s expressed directions, for tender him the expression of their abiding gratitude.

            Resolved, That there be now established in Franklin College, a Professorship with the endowment of Twenty Thousand Dollars, now presented in Bonds of the States of Georgia, by Dr. William Terrell, of Hancock County, to the support of which the interest thereon, annually, shall be exclusively applied, to be known and designated as the Terrell Professorship of Agriculture, wherein instruction shall be given as hereinafter provided, in the branches of knowledge designated by the donor.

            Resolved, That it shall  be the duty of the Terrell Professor of Agriculture to deliver every year, the Prudential Committee, within the college grounds, to the students of college and such other persons as may choose to attend, a course of lectures upon the subjects enumerated by the donor, as hereinbefore quoted; but said professor shall not be subject to perform police duty in the institution; and shall receive as a salary, the sum of twelve hundred dollars per annum, or any larger sum that may accrue as interest may be collected.

            Resolved, That in accordance with the suggestion of the donor, Dr. Daniel Lee, of the State of New York, be, and he is hereby, unanimously appointed to fill the Terrell Professorship of Agriculture, to enter on his duties on the 15th day of January, 1855.

            Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the President to prepare and cause to be published a paper setting forth the creation and cause to be published a paper setting forth the creation and endowment of this professorship, and the nature and importance of the instruction to be imparted by it.

            Resolved, That the communication of Dr. Terrell be entered on the minutes of the board and filed in the Secretary’s office, and that a copy of this report and Dr. Daniel Lee.”

            In 1854 when the Terrell donation was made the College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts had not been established.  This last mentioned college was established in 1872 in order that the University might receive the benefit of the Morrill Bill.

            It will be noted that Dr. Terrell in making his donation addressed his communication to the Trustees of the University of Georgia,  but gave the bonds to “Franklin College”, and provided that the annual interest arising from the bonds should be used as com- (Page 382) pensation for a Professor whose duty it was to deliver the lectures specified in the college.

            I find upon investigation that the name of Franklin College as used in connection with the University of Georgia is mentioned for the first time in a resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of the University on May 31, 1805, when the following resolution was passed;

 

Terrell Fund:

            “Resolved, unanimously that the present Collegiate Building at Athens be hereafter denominated and known by the name of Franklin College”.

            This name, originally given to a building on the campus, later was used to designate the entire University at Athens.

            Subsequently when the State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts was instituted the expression “Franklin College” seems to have been used to designate a department known as “The Georgia State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.”

            In other words, the only corporate entity in the University system at Athens is the corporation known as the Trustees of the University of Georgia, and the two colleges referred to are merely departments of the University.

            The two colleges, though theoretically distinct departments, in some respects overlap.  The students in the College of Agriculture take in Franklin College Physics, English, Zoology, Elementary Chemistry, Mathematics, Civil and Electrical Engineering and other subjects.

            I do not think that Dr. Terrell had any other purpose than to give the bonds to the Trustees of the University of Georgia and that in using the expression “Franklin College” he was simply using the name which at that time was applied to the whole University of Athens.  (Page 383) It is manifest that his sole object was to give to the people of Georgia through the medium of the University the advantage of the knowledge of scientific methods for the preservation of the fertility of the soils of the State.

 

Terrell Fund:

            It is my opinion that the income from this fund can properly be used in the same manner as heretofore, viz, as part payment of the salary of the Professor of Chemistry who will deliver the lectures on the various subjects enumerated in the letter of Dr. Terrell creating this trust; or, said income could be turned over to the State College of Agriculture to be used to compensate a Professor in that college who would deliver the lectures on the subjects specified n Dr. Terrell’s letter, and that this latter action would not be at variance with the intention of the donor, nor would it be a violation of the terms of the trust, and therefore would not be an improper or illegal diversion of the income accruing from this fund.

 

                                                                                    (Signed) Howell C. Erwin

 

(Typed Ended)

 

Use of Terrell Fund:

            Mr. Callaway moved that until further action of the Board the income from the Terrell fund be used as at present Mr. Conner asked to be excused from voting on this motion and he was excused.  The motion of Mr. Callaway was carried.

 

Nominations for Honorary Degrees:

            The name of Messrs. Bessie Kempton was presented for the degree of Doctor of Letters and the nomination went to the committee on honorary degrees.

 

            Mr. Council reported for the committee on auditing and the report were adopted as follows:

 

(Page 384) Auditing Committee Report:

Report of Auditing Committee

            The state having fixed the school fiscal year July 1st – June 30th, the printed annual report of the treasurer cannot be furnished until July 1 – 1926, after which date then books and accounts of the treasurer will be audited by the State auditor as directed by the law and report made by him upon completion of audit.

                                                                                    L. G. Council, Chairman

                                                                                    E. R. Barrett

                                                                                    A. S. Hardy, Committee

 

Chapel Exercises:

            On motion of Mr. W. H. Fleming it was resolved that all members of the Board who can do so, attend in a body the exercises during Commencement.

 

Location of New Bldg.:

            The Property Committee submitted the following report:

            Resolved, That the Property Committee considers that the proper location of the Commerce-Journalism building is a matter of such vital importance that the decision as to its location should be settled by the entire Board rather than by this Committee to whom it was referred.

            “We report that the Prudential Committee voted three votes for the site north of Prof. Strahan’s residence in line with New College and the Chapel; that two votes of the Prudential Committee are recorded as favoring the site in the same line of buildings now occupied by the residence of Prof. Stewart and facing Peabody School of Education.”

            This report was adopted.

            Mr. Howell moved that the new building be located on the Stewart site.  Mr. Callaway seconded the motions.

            Mr. Rowe asked that before a vote is taken the members of the committees in session in an adjoining room be called in so that the full Board might act on the question.

 

Law Committee Report:

            Mr. McDaniel, for the Committee on Law School, reported that the Committee had allowed the President of the Law School to withdraw the communication that had been referred to the committee and that therefore the committee had nothing further to report.  The report of the committee was adopted.

 

            Mr. Harris reported for the Committee on Branch Colleges and the report was adopted + filed.

 

(Page 385) Location of New Bldg:

             Mr. Howell moved that the Prudential Committee after conference with the architects and subject to the approval of the Chancellor, select a location on the central campus for the erection of the proposed Commerce and Journalism building, excluding the sites reported by the majority and the minority of the Prudential Committee, and report such selection to the Secretary of the Board who shall therefore submit the entire question of location of such building to a referendum of the members of the Board.

 

            Mr. Hodgson moved that the members of the Board go now and see the two sites suggested.  The motion was defeated.

            Mr. Howell’s motion was then adopted.

 

            Mr. Hardy reported for the Committee on Honorary Degrees.

            Mr. Smith moved to lay the report temporarily on the table.  The motion was carried.

 

            Mr. Adams submitted the following resolution:

 

Voting for Honorary Degrees:

            “Be it resolved that all voting in the case of honorary degrees be by secret ballot.

            “Be it further resolved, that no honorary degree be conferred unless three-fourth of those voting, vote in the affirmation.”

 

Majority of Board Necessary to Elect:

            Mr. Erwin moved to amend by adding “and that not less than a majority vote of the entire Board, voting in the affirmative be necessary to elect.”

            Mr. Adams accepted the amendment of Mr. Erwin and the resolution of Mr. Adams, as amended, was adopt.

 

            Mr. Maddox moved to take from the table the report of the Committee on Honorary Degrees.  Carried.

            Mr. Conner was excused at his request from the balance of today’s session.

 

Honorary Degrees Conferred:

            Mr. Callaway moved to vote o